South Bend Public Transportation Corporation (TRANSPO)

IN: Transpo Operator Instrumental in Reuniting Lost Child with Mother

A South Bend Public Transportation Corporation (Transpo) operator was instrumental in reuniting a lost child with her mother earlier this week.

On Feb. 18, Operator Cheryl Moore was driving her route when she noticed a young girl wandering in the street. She stopped the bus and saw the girl was cold, wet and crying so she brought her on board and called for assistance.  Moore safely delivered the girl to South Street Station and provided her with something to eat and drink while they waited for the police to arrive.

According to police reports, the six-year old girl walked away, undetected, from Monroe Primary Center in South Bend on Tuesday morning. The police believe the girl wandered around for approximately two hours before Moore found her and picked her up several blocks from the school.

“We commend Cheryl for going above and beyond to ensure the safety of a young child,” said David Cangany, Transpo general manager.  “Our operator happened to be at the right place at the right time and her quick, caring response reunited the child with her mother, preventing any further harm”.