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Rookie Carrollton police officer saves woman from burning car

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A Carrollton Police Officer rescued a woman from her mini-van that was on fire, but he didn't get called out. She just drove up to him.

Officer Berry was directing traffic away from an accident on the Bush Turnpike when the vehicle on fire drove right towards him.

He had to break out the driver's side window to rescue the woman because the car's electrical system malfunctioned.

The fire was mainly confined to under the hood. Officer Berry says as soon as the cabin started filling up with smoke there was no choice but to bust the window and pull her out.

"There's no doubt in the back of my mind that had we not been sitting there, there very well could have been a different outcome. Fortunately we were at the right place at the right time, kind of divine intervention type deal," said Officer Berry with the Carrollton Police Department.

Officer Berry had been with a training officer up until about 3 1/2 weeks ago. He's 27-years-old and his birthday is Saturday.


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