The Atlanta Police Department has released stunning body cam footage of a heroic officer who put his life on the line to save a man from his burning vehicle.
Footage shows the officer running toward the scene of the accident with a fire extinguisher in hand, before dousing the flames and pulling the driver free from the inferno. According to KCRG-TV, three people were transported to the hospital and one of the officers sustained minor injuries as he attempted to free the occupant from the flames.
In a statement provided to WAGA-TV, the Atlanta Police Department said they “are extremely proud of the actions of these officers.”
The statement continued: “They acted quickly and with determination and ultimately were able to remove the passenger before he sustained further injury. We are also thankful for the actions of the citizens who stopped and assisted immediately after the accident.”
“This accident could have been much worse than it was where it not for the actions of the citizens and officers who put aside concern for their own safety and acted to help those in need.”
Atlanta police have been in the news for all the right reasons as of late. Just last month an officer was captured saving a baby who was locked in a hot car:
— CBS Philly (@CBSPhilly) July 29, 2018
According to CBS Philly, the infant’s grandmother screamed for help after accidentally locking the 1-year-old inside the car while loading groceries into the vehicle. The baby was rescued and unharmed.
Remember to thank law enforcement for their heroic actions to keep us all safe!