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A California police officer is being hailed as a hero after he pulled a woman from a burning car. Officer Armando Rodriguez was first on the scene to a single car accident in El Segundo, Calif. With his dashboard camera rolling, he braved flames and billowing smoke to rescue the young woman trapped behind the wheel. Moments after Rodriguez and the driver cleared the wreck, half of the vehicle was engulfed in flames.

El Segundo police are still investigating what caused the crash. The driver was taken to the hospital with major injuries and is currently in stable condition according to NBC 4. Rodriquez was treated for burns and smoke inhalation.



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      Say NO to libs!
      • 1 Year Ago
      There's no such thing as a "minor" burn. Not only does the lowest level burn hurt like Hell for HOURS, it opens you to serious infection. KUDOS to that Officer for a job well done. My message to Cop haters: Next time you need emergency help, call a plumber!
        dcsincc
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Say NO to libs!
        and next time you need a plumber call a cop ..
      BRUCE
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would like to see a weekly "Hero Cop of the Week". It seems that the first time one does something wrong everyone points the guilt finger at all of them. But hero stories like this happen way more often and yet are kept low key.
      nydoc5046
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thank God for a good cop,risked his life for a stranger in a life or death situation. The officer is in the group of 4 out of 5 80% that are true POLICE OFFICERS . GOD BLESS YOU AND WILL PRAY FOR YOU AND THE WOMAN YOU SAVED. RESPECTFULLY NYDOC 5046.
      MANUELITO
      • 1 Year Ago
      He saved a life, I wish them both a speedy recovery; the lady is in a lot worse shape; I wish her the best!! I hope he is taking some paid time off to completely recover. Well deserved, too!!!
      Buckingham's
      • 1 Year Ago
      This country needs MORE people like this officer, in light of so many police-related shootings.
      Paul
      • 1 Year Ago
      O.K., dumb question time .. why did he not FIRST grab his fire extinguisher - which all cops carry in their trunk for just such kind of emergencies - before rushing to the car?
        MarineForceRecon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Paul
        Hard to say since I live 3,000 miles away, but sometimes the 30 to 60 seconds to get it could cost a life.
      liondog96
      • 1 Year Ago
      I guess the point of this story is that it's unlikely to see a cop serving and protecting the public. This is an odd circumstance.
        MarineForceRecon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @liondog96
        I'm really disappointed by your post and for some reason I cannot vote it down. Police officers are involved in life saving every single day. Just because you do not hear about it daily does not mean it isn't so. These men and women are heroes just like firefighters. How about give it a break?
        myadreplies
        • 1 Year Ago
        @liondog96
        Really....right? I guess theres gotta be ONE honest cop out there somewhere.
        Hi Sandra
        • 1 Year Ago
        @liondog96
        Such a stupid remark. Doubt that you could ever be a police officer, it takes guts to be one.
          lewtheprof
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Hi Sandra
          Having seen two of your, blindly defensive of any criticism, posts already, I am thinking at this point that your bias is showing,, and it is pretty transparent. You sound rather childish with your nothing but emotional remarks, lashing out vainly against anything but comments of pure praise. Which one of your family or a close friend is a cop? Come on, tell us the truth now.
      keysdiesel2
      • 1 Year Ago
      People don't turn this into a chance to attack Latins. Some of the post's are ridiculous.
      jewel33
      • 1 Year Ago
      These are the first responders that we just don't hear enough about. Great job, Officer Rodriguez. You have just saved one family from a great amount of grief in your act of selflessness. You are a wonderful example to the rest of us.
      myadreplies
      • 1 Year Ago
      Out of all the thug, criminal, and corrupt cops infesting and dragging this nation into the gutters, I guess there's got to be ONE honest cop out there somewhere. Im sure he will get admonished and punished somehow for doing what he's paid to do with our tax money, instead of harassing people who havent done anything and ignoring the violent, lunatic drivers out on the streets, like the rest of them do.
        MarineForceRecon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @myadreplies
        Somehow you took this story of an heroic police officer doing a wonderful job of life saving to a dissertation on corrupt cops. What he did has nothing to do with honesty, though he probably is, it has to do with "Protect and Serve". I hope you will open your mind a little and realize you just blamed the entire police force of the US for something maybe 2% of them do. I assume you were stopped and now hate all cops. Guess what, it shows?
        Hi Sandra
        • 1 Year Ago
        @myadreplies
        Why are you so negative? Can't you just say "Good job" Officer instead of ranting and raving about whatever is bugging you? Geesh.
          lewtheprof
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Hi Sandra
          Actually, he wasn't being "negative!" What he actually was, was being cynical. "Negative" is rooted in a baseless belief that there will be an undesirable result, in this case the encounter between a policeman and an injured driver who was in imminent danger of further bodily harm. Cynical is the reasonable expectation of an undesirable result based upon previous experience or knowledge, or both, which is what he clearly indicated he based his statement upon. - Also, the comment(s) he made hardly qualify as being of the characteristics one could call "ranting and raving." Yours however, in trying to qualify his as being such, pegs you as being more than just a bit of a "drama queen."
      Terry
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why is it when I vote thumbs up on this thing is deletes thumbsd up and votes thumbs down. If you Look at what this post is....fix it.....
      • 1 Year Ago
      STOP THE PRESSES!!! First of all, WE (the public) deserves an answer!! What was the cop doing there in the first place and what is the race of the driver?......AND, did the driver give consent to the Officer to enter her burning vehicle, put hands on her, drag her to safety and save her life?.....OR even risk his own life?! THIS IS AN OUTRAGE?! The public should DEMAND a swift investigation and FIRE this public servant once it is determined the drivers right to burn to death was violated!!
        junky55
        • 1 Year Ago
        :o)
        • 1 Year Ago
        It a miracle that the liberal press even reported this story. Clearly it s time to overhaul the entire system Did this officer receive no training about his boundaries
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