TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo Police Department held a special ceremony for it's officers and dispatcher who helped a woman out of her runaway car.
Early Friday, Armani Winfun was able to thank the people who saved her life.
While Winfun was driving down North Gloster Street on July 23rd, her brakes went out
After Winfun tried to stop it, she called 911 and dispatcher, Bailey Whitehead answered.
Whitehead said she is happy she was able to be there for her.
"It's amazing. It really is. The teamwork that went into it. It just means so much," she said.
Whitehead told Winfun to put her car in neutral to stop it from speeding.
She then notified Lieutenant Moses, Officer Thornton, and Officer Iglesiais.
"I was more concerned about traffic being blocked off so she can get where she needed to be safely," Whitehead said.
Lieutenant John Moses said he and his fellow officers cleared traffic down North Gloster so no one would get hurt.
The officers were eventually able to stop the car and push it into a nearby parking lot.
Lieutenant Moses said he hasn't seen an incident like this for over 25 years.
He was glad they stopped the car before something tragic happened.
'It was great teamwork and it worked out great, from the caller, to the dispatch, to the officers on the ground," he said.