Newly released bodymark footage shows the moment two heroic Georgia police pulled a passenger before moments of the burning car, until the vehicle was completely engulfed in flames.
Footage shot outside of Atlanta on Sunday shows two officers rescuing a passenger who appears trapped inside a car after hitting a tree and getting caught in flames. WXIA-TV reported.
The video shows the police – identified as Fayetteville Police Officers Maggie Murphy and Michael Perry – arrive at the passenger’s door and pull the unidentified victim to safety.
The passenger’s hair and shirt caught fire before officers extinguished the fire.
It is not clear from the footage whether the victim is male or female.
WXIA reported that Murphy arrived first and forced the passenger’s door to open with the help of an off-duty cop.
Perry then helped pull the victim to safety.
The footage shows the driver not being rescued from the burning debris, but later both were taken to a field hospital.
“We train our officers to do this,” Fayetteville Police Chief Scott Gray said in a statement. “But it dares to endanger itself in the line of duty.”
The incident occurred on Helen Symes Parkway just after 2:30 p.m.
Later firefighters arrived and extinguished the flames.