George police have been busy of late saving people from car fires.
In Savannah, police rescued an unconscious woman stuck in the passenger’s seat, while in Atlanta officers extricated a man who was having a seizure from a burning car.
In Savannah on April 27, officers responded to a vehicle crash and fire. According to FOX2, the driver Jayden Brown drifted out of his lane and struck a light pole and two trees, causing the vehicle to spin out of control.
Brown got out of the car himself, but the passenger, an 18-year-old woman, was unconscious and trapped in the burning vehicle. Seen on the body cam footage, officers sprinted towards the burning car where they attempted to free the young woman, but the door was locked.
After smashing windows and desperately trying to unlock the door, Cpl. Jacob Davey, along with officers Timothy Valmont, Janson Neff, Molly Moran, Sidney Delince, Jason Zimmerman and Anthony Traniello heroically moved her to the back seat and pulled her away from the vehicle.
Firefighters responded shortly after to find the car fully ablaze. They put the fire out as paramedics transported the two survivors to a hospital to be treated for their injuries.
Police Chief Roy Minter praised his team, saying in a Facebook post, “I am so proud of these officers for their actions when responding to the scene last night. They literally ran toward the flames and worked quickly as a team to not only remove the passenger from the car but get her to a safe location.
The post continued, “Had they not acted as they did, the passenger in the car could have suffered more serious injuries or even lost her life.”
Meanwhile over in Atlanta, a minor collision at a gas station caused one of the cars to spark fire as its driver began to have a seizure. Officers had to deal with not just a fire, but also a medical emergency.
Officers arrived at the Shell station on the corner of Campbellton and County Line roads and quickly worked to rescue the man. In the body camera footage, officers can be seen attempting to put out the fire with a handheld fire extinguisher.
A backup officer then rushes to the scene and smashes the passenger seat with a baton in order to unlock the door. When the door won’t budge, an officer dives into the car pull him out from the other side.
The driver and officers involved were rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
“It was just another day’s hard work,” Sgt. Dekonti Davis said during a news conference. “Even in this really emotionally charged climate involving law enforcement, we didn’t think … we just had to save a life.”
Other officers involved were A. Ruffin, M. Bouquette, S.Verrelien and J. Sutton Jr.