Sanford E. Remer rescued Linwood H. Tarrow from burning, Livonia, Michigan, September 9, 1967. At night Tarrow’s pickup truck veered to the edge of a temporary roadway and toppled over onto its side in an adjoining area which had been excavated to a depth of three and a half feet for a new roadway. Tarrow, 33, truck driver, was knocked unconscious; and flames broke out in the cab. Remer, 27, police officer, was attracted and heard Tarrow, who had revived, pounding on the inside of the cab. Running to the passenger side of the truck, Remer opened the door, which was on the upper side of the overturned vehicle and alongside the temporary roadway. He reached into the cab, where flames were burning around Tarrow. On his second attempt, Remer succeeded in pulling Tarrow up and out through the doorway. There was a sudden increase in the flames, which then rose through the open door. Remer dragged Tarrow away from the truck as the flames enveloped the entire front end of the vehicle, rising as much as 15 feet. Tarrow, who had sustained burns, recovered after being hospitalized.
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