Thomas Manger, right, chief of the Montgomery (Md.) Police Department, presented the Carnegie Medal to each of his officers who rescued an unconscious man from a burning car after a nighttime accident on Interstate 495 in Silver Spring, Md. On Sept. 1, 2015, Brian Nesbitt, then 35, left, and Cody Fields, 24, responded to the scene, gained access to the car, and partially entered it to free the victim as intense heat was compromising the vehicle’s windshield and dashboard. Manger said “it is quite clear” that both officers went above and beyond their job expectations in effecting the rescue, and each was also awarded the department’s medal of valor. Read more.
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