Two Maryland Cops Awarded Medal of Valor for Saving Man From Burning Car

Photo: Montgomery County Police

Photo: Montgomery County Police

Two Maryland police officers were awarded the Medal of Valor and Gold Award for their heroism in a September incident in which they saved an unconscious man from a burning vehicle. The dramatic incident was caught on dash-cam video.

Officers Cody Fields and Brian Nesbitt came upon a major vehicle accident on I-495 in Montgomery County, MD last September 1. The vehicle was engulfed in flames with the unconscious 34-year old driver still inside. 

The driver side door was stuck against a wall so Officer Fields used his baton to smash the passenger side window. He and Officer Nesbitt then pulled the man from the burning vehicle, saving his life.

Montgomery County police chief Tom Manger said, "Officers Cory Fields and Brian Nesbitt placed their own lives in danger and exhibited uncommon bravery and dedication when they rescued Mr. Isreal, who was unconscious, from his burning vehicle."


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