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Hartford cop rescues man from car fire

HARTFORD – The Hartford Police Department said one of their officers risked his life to save a man Saturday night. At around 8:15 Hartford Police Officer ...
Hartford Police

HARTFORD – The Hartford Police Department said one of their officers risked his life to save a man Saturday night.

At around 8:15 Hartford Police Officer Suarez was travelling on Chandler Street and was approached by somebody who told him bout a car on fire in an Alrington Street parking lot.

Police said the engine compartment and the hood were completely engulfed in flames and the sole occupant was trapped in the car.

Police said Suarez, risking serious injury, forced open the driver’s door and pulled him to safety.

Suarez provided medical treatment until EMS and the Fire Department arrived on scene.

The victim was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

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