Officers of the Phoenix Police are front and center in a recently-released video, depicting heroism on display as members of the agency saved a man from a burning vehicle.
The crash took place near 34th Street and Osborn Road at around 6:30 in the morning on Thursday.
A 55-year-old man found himself trapped in a vehicle, which caught fire after impact.
Phoenix Police PIO Sgt. Mercedes Fortune said officers tried to open the driver’s side door but it was locked.
One of the officers tried to break the glass with a tool but only managed to injure himself in the process.
According to AZ Family, the second officer asked a neighbor for something that could break the glass.
Soon, the resident returned with a fire extinguisher, which was used to break the auto glass.
The elderly man was pulled from the vehicle and remains in critical condition.
The officers immediately began CPR and the Phoenix Fire Department rushed him to the hospital where he remains in critical condition.
In situations where we don't have time to hesitate, our training kicks in, and that could mean the difference between life and death. The driver in this incident continues to recover at the hospital. Thank you @PHXFire for the assistance. #ThisIsWhatWeDo pic.twitter.com/IegABf4c9Z— Phoenix Police (@PhoenixPolice) March 29, 2021
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