Body cam footage released of dramatic rescue - KRISTV.com | Continuous News Coverage | Corpus Christi

Body cam footage released of dramatic rescue

Posted: Updated:

Dramatic body cam footage from a Wisconsin police officer shows the moment two officers put their lives on the line to save people from a burning car.

Officers Nicholas Schlei and Nicholas Reid were on patrol in Milwaukee the night after Christmas when they saw a car careen into a utility pole and catch on fire.

When they approached the vehicle it was flipped over.

The two officers sprung into action and pulled one of the victims away from the burning vehicle. They then went back over to the car to save a second person from the burning vehicle. 

WARNING: This video may be disturbing to some.

A third crash victim was located near the accident. All three people were rushed to a local hospital for treatment. There is no word as to their condition.

Officers say the driver of the car was cited for reckless driving.

Police say the 16 year old driver had a valid license and no criminal record.

"To help save someone, there's no better feeling," Officer Nick Reid with the Milwaukee Police Department.

The officers will be nominated for the MPD Merit Award for their heroics.

Coastal Bend Radar
Powered by Frankly

© KRISTV.com 2018, KRISTV.com
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?