MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two young Milwaukee police officers are being hailed as heroes for rescuing two unconscious teenagers from a burning car.
Officers Nicholas Schlei and Nicholas Reid, both 23, were on patrol Tuesday night when a Pontiac Grand Am crashed into a utility pole and overturned. Flames erupted from the car’s engine compartment.
One teen escaped by kicking out a window, but the driver and another boy were unconscious, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
The two officers managed to pull the 16-year-olds out in less than a minute. Body camera captured the rescues on video.
Reid says he and his partner “knew that we had to get those kids out” and that “there’s no better feeling” than to help save someone.
“I think that officers just like us, and at every Milwaukee police district station, even across the country, they would do the same thing,” Reid said. “Because that’s why we joined and that’s …
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