JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Two officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office were presented with the Back the Blue Award Thursday by Attorney General Ashley Moody.
Moody stated in a press release that Officer Kathleen James and Officer Chelsea McCullom rescued a woman screaming from inside a burning car after witnessing the car crash on the on-ramp to I-10.
The officers were able to force a jammed door open and and pull her out of the vehicle before the car exploded.
“The heroic actions taken by these two officers are incredible. Without hesitation, both of these officers fearlessly entered a burning vehicle to save this woman’s life and shielded her with their own bodies from exploding shrapnel. It is an absolute honor to present them a Back the Blue Award today. Thank you, officers, for nobly serving your community and risking your own lives to save another. We are so proud of you,” Attorney General Ashley Moody said.
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