Warning graphic video: Rookie police officer rescues man from burning car
San Jose Police Department tweeted ‘Bravery under fire.’
A daring rescue was caught on camera Sunday when a rookie police officer pulled a man from a burning car on a California highway.
The video, posted to the San Jose Police Department’s Twitter page, shows flames shooting up from the vehicle on Highway 101 when Officer Pedro Garcia ran to help.
NY POLICE SHOOTS GUNMAN WHO WOUNDED 4 IN UPPER MANHATTAN
“Without hesitation, and even with fire department personnel moments away, the officer did not hesitate to risk his life and pull the man from the burning car,” SJPD Tweeted. “In this job, seconds count and, combined with bravery, can save lives.”
DOZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS STATE TROOPERS HAVE QUIT OVER COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE: UNION
Officer Garcia spoke with local station KRON about his heroic actions, who reports Garcia is just eight months out of the police academy.
“I just believe I was at the right place and the right time and it was just meant to be,” Garcia said.
“Some guys were yelling. I asked them if, ‘Is there someone inside the vehicle?’ they responded with ‘yes’ so I just immediately ran towards the vehicle. Kinda saw the person, I was in shock and then I just decided to try to yank him out of the vehicle and drag him towards fire department.”
Chief Anthony Mata praised Officer Garcia for his actions.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
The tweet has gotten dozens of retweets and hundreds of likes.
Source: Read Full Article