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NY officer rescues man from fiery crash at gas station

By Rachel Konishi | Posted - Jun. 12, 2014 at 10:31 p.m.

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — An off-duty New York police officer is being hailed as a hero after saving a person from a fiery crash at a gas station.

Surveillance video released by the Westchester County Police shows John Vescio pumping gasoline into his unmarked police car when another car crashes into the gas station area, hitting a car and a gas pump and starting a major fire.

Vescio, a senior state police investigator according to The Journal News, immediately reacted.

“It happened so quick,” Vescio told The Journal News. “It was hard to think. I pretty much reacted.”

Knowing there was ammunition and a weapon in his unmarked car, he urged people to move away from the scene.

To read more, visit The Journal News, and watch the video below.


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