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6-Year-Old Boy Named for Archangel Michael Calls 911 to Help Mom

Little 'Archangel' Michael Calls 911 After Mother Falls Ill 6:06

A 6-year-old boy was named an honorary Rhode Island state trooper after he called 911 and calmly summoned help for his stricken mother.

Michael Finch, who told authorities he was named after the archangel, reported that his mother was "on the ground, really suffering pain."

With no panic in his voice, he relayed that his mother — who suffered a sudden drop in blood sugar — felt like she was about to pass out and had redness on her chest "right next to her purple flower tattoo."

Michael was able to verify his address for the dispatcher and warn that the family has a dog.

"Don't mind her barking at you guys, ok?" he said.

Michael Finch, 6, was honored for calmly making a 911 call when his mother fell ill. Courtesy Rebecca Cottle

When the operator said a fire truck would be coming, Michael asked which one, and then announced, "I know that kind of fire truck."

When firefighters arrived, Michael opened the door for them and showed them where to find his mother's medication.

His mom, Rebecca Cottle, was taken to the hospital and recovered fully — and Michael was ever the humble hero.

"I did what my mom taught me to do," he said of the April 22 call.

Last week, the state police gave Michael the "Lifesaver Award" which recognized his "bravery, heroism, composure, ability to stay calm and focused as well as his compassion during this life-threatening incident with his mother." He was also named a honorary trooper.