Grant A. Goffinet helped to save a man from burning, Jasper, Indiana, September 16, 2018. A 33-year-old man remained in the front, passenger seat of a sport utility vehicle after an accident at night in which the vehicle left a road and overturned onto its passenger side on a grassy shoulder. Other motorists pulled over upon seeing the SUV’s injured driver in the road and called 911. Dispatched to the scene and finding the man disoriented in his seat, Goffinet, 28, police officer, and another male officer discharged fire extinguishers at the engine compartment but were unable to smother the flames. Goffinet moved to the SUV’s rear, where the hatch window was broken out. He entered to his waist, removed a headrest from a rear seat, and called to the man, who reacted and leaned around his seat, reaching for him. Goffinet grasped his upper body and pulled him, and the other officer also gained a hold on the man’s arm. Together, they removed the man, and a bystander helped Goffinet and the other officer drag him away from the vehicle before flames grew to consume it. The man was taken to a hospital for treatment of a facial abrasion.
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