Toms River Police Department

Melissa Watson
On March 22nd, 2022 Officer Carolan responded to Route 37; Avon Hotel in reference to a missing child. Upon arrival, he spoke with Melissa Watson about a found 2-year old child, wandering in the middle of Rt. 37. Melissa was traveling east bound on Route 37, when she observed a small in child in the middle of the highway.

Melissa immediately slammed on her brakes, attempted to alert other motorists, exited her vehicle, and retrieved the child. She brought the child back to her vehicle and pulled into the hotel parking lot, where she contacted this agency for assistance. Melissa should be commended for her quick actions, bravery, and kindness.