by Greg Campbell | April 21, 2015 10:26 pm
In a shocking video making its way across the web, police pull an unconscious man from his far moments before the car goes up in flames. The Daily Mail reports:
Dramatic footage has emerged of the moment police in Texas pulled an unconscious man from the burning wreckage of his car mere moments before it was engulfed by flames.
Officers in Mesquite early Sunday came upon the burning SUV belonging to 25-year-old Hector Valles, who was unresponsive and wedged behind the wheel.
Valles’ clothes had begun to burn as Officers Ryan Nielson and Autumn Soto finally unpinned him from the car and pulled him down onto the safety of the interstate service road.
Moments later, while Nielson and Soto were still dragging Valles across the pavement, the fire in his SUV erupted ever further, fully engulfing the interior.
Bystanders alongside Valles car can be heard yelling, ‘He’s still breathing’ in the dashcam footage that shows Nielson and Soto’s heroic rescue.
The level-headed officers tell Valles ‘Relax dude,’ and ‘c’mon man’ before realizing he’s out cold.
Officer Soto can be heard begging him to ‘Stay with us’ as they drag Valles’ limp form along the concrete and out of harm’s way.
Tense seconds pass before Valles can be seen to move his body on his own as the relieved officers assure him help is on the way.
He was transported to Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, the Morning News reports, where he remained hospitalized in the intensive care unit as of Monday.
Valles’ mother Olivia Valles told KDFW that her son was going to pull through as she thanked the officers who made his recovery possible.
‘We would like to thank the Mesquite police officers and witnesses whose heroic efforts saved our son,’ Olivia Valles said in a statement. ‘Hector is strong. He is a fighter. We are thankful to the Lord that he is here, he is recovering and is in good hands.’
As the left pushes the anti-police narrative, it’s important to remember that we rely upon these brave men and women in our most dire moments. Though we should feel obliged to point out inappropriate conduct, let’s try and remember that the vast majority of law enforcement officers are people who put their lives on the line to serve and protect.
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