RAW] Hero Cop Saves Man From Burning Car: Cape May Police Officer Scott Krissinger, New Jersey
” ‘A true hero’: Dramatic moment cop pulls unconscious driver from burning car and then runs back to save more people.
A New Jersey police officer is being hailed a ‘true hero’ after he ran towards a burning car and pulled out a man trapped inside and dragged him to safety.
Cape May Police Officer Scott Krissinger, 27, saw the burning truck on Monday night on Sunset Boulevard in West Cape May.
He pulled the unconscious driver, Gerald Ferrill, 61, of Mays Landing, out of the car and then went back again to see if there was anyone in the passenger seat.
The incredible rescue was caught on the police officer’s patrol car dash cam.
‘ He didn’t hesitate,’ Cape May Police Captain Rob Sheehan told NBC10. ‘He’s a hero in every sense of the word and we’re very happy to have him as a member of our department.’
Krissinger, a seven-year-veteran, says he was just doing his job.
‘ I think any of the officers at the Cape May Police Department would’ve done the same thing,’
Krissinger said. ‘I truly do. It just happened to me.’
Ferrill was taken to the hospital where he is in critical, but stable condition.
Witnesses told police that he was driving his truck with a flat tire and strange sounds were coming from the engine area prior to the fire.
‘ I would have to think the driver didn’t have much longer to stay in that situation without facing serious bodily injury,’ Captain Sheehan said.
‘ We’re very proud of him, obviously. He’s a credit to law enforcement as a whole.’ “
While we here at YouViewed spend plenty of pixels highlighting the abhorrent , criminal behavior of police actions that come to light we would like to think that we are fair and do our best to also bring to our reader’s attention acts of selflessness and bravery committed by those who take their oath to “protect and serve” very seriously . To that end we must commend Officer Scott Krissinger of the Cape May police department for his bravery in saving a man’s life at considerable risk to his own .
As you watch the dashcam video you would do well to note that Officer Krissinger hesitated not even for a second in deciding the best course of action and leapt from his patrol vehicle and rushed to the aid of the unconscious motorist even as the smoke and flames poured forth from the engulfed vehicle . We wish you a heartfelt well done Officer Krissinger . Thank you for your service and God bless you .