Boca Police - Boca Raton, FL -- Shortly before 8:00 pm Wednesday night, December 1, officers from the Boca Raton Police Services Department were dispatched to a traffic crash that just occurred on northbound I-95, north of the Spanish River Boulevard overpass. While traveling to the scene, Officer Jimmy Jalil, Jr. learned that the crash involved one vehicle that had rolled over with two passengers ejected.

Officer Jalil was among the first officers to arrive on the scene. When he arrived, the engine compartment of the SUV was fully engulfed in flames and a female passenger was trapped in the front passenger seat. Officer Jalil immediately grabbed his fire extinguisher from his trunk and gave it to a retired firefighter who stopped to help. The retired firefighter first used the extinguisher to attempt to put out the fire and then to break one of the car windows. After several unsuccessful attempts to break the window, Officer Jalil ordered everyone back from the vehicle, communicated with the trapped passenger to move as far away from the window as possible and fired two shots into the rear passenger window in order to break it. He used his baton to clear the glass from the window, pulled the woman from the vehicle and carried her to a safe location.

Officer Jalil and other Boca Raton Police officers gave aid to the surviving victims until Boca Raton Fire Rescue arrived. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and related inquiries should be directed to them.

STATter911: Cop Fires Two Shots To Save Woman From Burning Vehicle

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Comment by Andrew on April 14, 2011 at 8:35am
That was a great, and inspiring, video. Kudos to the officers and all of those whom helped. It's instances like this that it is great to see emergency personnel thinking outside of the box.

As for guns on rigs, lets just mount a machine gun turret-like attachment on top of engines, just for those calls where there's multiple cars are involved. Safety first ;)
Comment by Triple J on December 5, 2010 at 1:41pm
That's what emergency services are all about. Thinking outside the box and utilizing everything available to get the job done.
Comment by Mosleh A. Al-Thobaiti on December 4, 2010 at 12:21am
Yes use what you have to do the job. Saving life needs quick decision makers, congratulation for the job well done.
Comment by Mark Klaene on December 3, 2010 at 4:33pm
Congratulations to all those involved , what a wonderful save.

Now I guess I need to find room for a 40 cal on my rescue rig !!!

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