Man Thankful To Police Officer Who Aided His Deaf Wife In An Accident


SOUTH OGDEN — A South Ogden police officer helped a hearing-impaired lady who was in a horrible car accident. The lady’s husband expressed his gratitude towards the officer.

Jessica Hinckley and her 6-month-old baby, Alyssa, met an accident on Friday while travelling south on Washington Boulevard. The vigor of the crash set off the air bags. During the accident, Jessica’s hearing aid came out and was broken. She could not tell those on the scene about her wounds.

“She could not communicate with our officers. She was having a little bit of a hard time,” South Ogden Police Sgt. Trent Olsen said, “so officer Hough went out of his way to dig through the entire car.”

Hough discovered the hearing aid underneath the rear passenger seat after digging all the way in the vehicle. He then gave the hearing aid to her because of which they succeeded in communicating.

Officer Bryan Hough was not interested to be interviewed. It was stated that Alyssa was secured in a car seat and wasn’t injured, but Jessica was immediately rushed to the hospital with an injury to her right foot.

Del Hinckley was working when he heard the news.

“I just broke down,” he said getting teary eyed, “because of my daughter and her and I didn’t know how they were. I was worried.”

He went straightaway to the hospital; he was stopped by the accident scene. He was then conformed that his wife and daughter are ok.

“It just blew my mind that he actually took the time to go through my wife’s car, completely, until he found that hearing aid,” Hinckley said.

“I went there (to the hospital), and I was just so happy to see my daughter just giggling and laughing like nothing happened,” he said. Then I see my wife, it was just really hard to see her injured.”

According to the latest tests Jessica has been found to have four fractures and partial crushed bones in her right foot. She underwent surgery on Monday.

Hough has been with the force for almost 15 years. “He’s always gone out of his way for everybody that he deals with,” Olsen said. He even went to the hospital to check on them.

“Officer Hough even went out of his way to make sure that it (car seat) was in the car correctly, and that if he needed to pass any pointers onto them,” Olsen said. “It was in properly, but we did advise the owners that they probably need to replace that seat. Anytime you have a major crash like this, involving a car seat, it’s good to replace that car seat.”

“I’d be devastated if I didn’t have my daughter here,” he said, breaking down in tears while holding her tightly.