Otis E. Thrasher helped to rescue Gail A. Peacock from burning, Phoenix, Arizona, September 15, 1976. At night, Mrs. Peacock, 32, was driving her station wagon when it skidded, overturned, and caught fire. Among those attracted was Thrasher, 31, narcotics agent. He and another agent ran to the inverted vehicle, on which flames covered the rear exterior and filled the inside rear compartment. Just after the other agent had tried in vain to remove Mrs. Peacock, who was only semiconscious, there was an increase in the flames both inside and outside. Thrasher crawled into the station wagon to his shoulders and succeeded in moving Mrs. Peacock to the window. He and the other agent then pulled her out of the vehicle and dragged her away as the flames increased. Mrs. Peacock recovered after being hospitalized for burns she had suffered.
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