Paramedic rushes into action during Black Lives Matter protest

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Bobby Harrell insists he's no hero.

"The way I look at it, I was just doing my job. I was just doing what I`ve been trained to do."

Doing his job may have saved a little boy's life.

On Sunday, he was caught on camera carrying a child stuck in traffic over a concrete barrier on the I-40 bridge so  his family could make it to the hospital.

"They told us that the child was running a high fever and they were unable to get through."

Traffic was at a standstill for hours Sunday night as protestors swarmed the bridge.

"Tried to just block out everything that was going on around me," said Harrell.

He said he and other paramedics had to go the wrong way through westbound traffic on the bridge just to reach the child.

"And then we picked him up and turned around and went back to West Memphis."

They got him to the hospital in Memphis using the I-55 bridge.

Another report said a St. Jude patient was allowed to go through the protest, but St. Jude could not verify this.

They said they had no reports of patients being delayed Sunday.

In fact, all of the major hospital said they had did not have any reports of patients being unable to reach them.