WATCH: Head Cam Footage Shows Sheriff’s Deputies Risking Their Lives to Smash Window of Burning Car and Pull Out Driver Whose Clothes Were Already on Fire

WATCH: Head Cam Footage Shows Sheriff’s Deputies Risking Their Lives to Smash Window of Burning Car and Pull Out Driver Whose Clothes Were Already on Fire

Police officers encounter situations where they are forced to put their lives at risk every day, but rarely are they recognized for it. But one harrowing video shows two sheriff’s deputies coming across a burning car, and risking their own lives to free the driver trapped inside.

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It was Christmas Day when Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies Joseph Trimboli and Eric Keyes responded to a traffic crash with injuries on Main Street in Destin, Florida.

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The cops found the car ablaze with heavy flames around the rear of the car.

Deputy Keyes had to hit and shatter the passenger side window to get the man out alive.

The individual’s clothes were already on fire.

With the car fully engulfed, deputies Keyes and Trimboli pulled him thrown the broken window, risking their own lives to save the driver’s.

The video ends with emergency personnel taking the man away and firefighters extinguishing the flames.

The rescued man was treated for minor burns and smoke inhalation, according to police. He later expressed his gratitude for their heroic efforts.

Their actions – putting their own personal safety aside to save the life of another individual – has earned deputies Trimboli and Keyes the respect of their co-workers and supervisor

The Sheriff Office gave the deputies its Medal of Merit award for their actions.

If these deputies hadn’t been willing to risk their own lives in order to free this man, then there is a good chance he would have burned to death inside that car. And thankfully, they are getting the accolades they deserve for such a heroic act.

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