How an 18-month-old girl rescued from the car crash that killed her mother managed to rescue the life and the faith of the officer who saved her.
As Spanish Fork police officer Tyler Beddoes rushed into the cold water toward an overturned car last year, he left his personal pain and a crisis of faith behind him on the shore.
Beddoes and three other officers raced to upright the car, compelled by a voice they all say they heard pleading for help. But the 25-year-old driver of the vehicle, Lynn Jennifer "Jenny" Groesbeck, had been killed in the crash, and her 18-month-old daughter, Lily, was unconscious and clinging to life as she hung upside down in her car seat.
Beddoes says he has never doubted whose voice he heard that day. It was an angel saving not only the life of Baby Lily, but his own as well.
Lead image from Deseret News.
Stories are told around the world of persons who have received help or comfort from someone they couldn't see—an angel or spirit who guided them or in some other way gave them assistance from beyond the veil. But just who are these angels? Are they even real? Donald W. Parry explains what Latter-day Saints know about these heavenly messengers in Angels: Agents of Light, Love, and Power.