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Milwaukee Officers Rescue Teens From Burning Vehicle

Milwaukee Officers Rescue Teens From Burning Vehicle”

Milwaukee police officers sprung into action when they saw a vehicle flip over and burst into flames on Tuesday.

Two Milwaukee police officers will be nominated for a merit award after saving two teenagers from a burning vehicle.

According to CBS affiliate, WDJT, officers Nicholas Schlei and Nicholas Reid were on patrol in the area when they witnessed the crash. A fire began and spread.

"The flames, by the time I got out there, were too big for a fire extinguisher", Reid said at a news conference celebrating the men known as The Nick Squad. "Immediately, we knew the auto was on fire".

Schlei, Reid, and other officers from District Four pulled the driver, a 16-year-old Milwaukee boy, and another teenage boy from the burning vehicle.

For their heroism, both officers will be nominated for an MPD Merit Award.

All three victims were hospitalized for their injuries.

"To help save someone, there's no better feeling", Reid said.

The unidentified driver of the auto is to be charged with failure to yield and reckless driving. "That's why we joined and that's why we are cops".



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