Senior Officer Dan Whitney was the first to respond to a 3 a.m. highway accident. Upon arriving, Officer Whitney had found an SUV engulfed in flames – inside was a man yelling for help. Additionally, the impact of the accident had jammed the vehicle’s doors shut. While trying to escape the burning car, the disoriented man became stuck in the rear driver-side window. Heavy smoke and unbearable heat emanating from the engine only meant one thing – this man’s time was running out. Officer Whitney leapt into action.
Officer Whitney had tried to put out the fire with an extinguisher, but the fire was already too large. Although an explosion from the engine had knocked off Whitney’s hat and body-camera, the determined officer bent the frame of the window just enough to pull the man out.
When other officers arrived on the scene, they stated that the heat from the flaming car was enough to burn them from afar, and they praised Whitney for doing what many wouldn’t even dare. Thanks to him, a life was saved!
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