New Berlin police officers save victim from car fire

Posted at 7:18 PM, Oct 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-09 20:20:10-04

A pair of New Berlin police officers saved the life of a victim trapped in a car fire Sunday, according to police. 

Officers Ryan Straus and Kyle Kegley were called to pick up a prisoner at the Greendale police department when they saw a car fire on I-894/43 near 84th Street in Greenfield. 

The officers were the first on scene and found a female victim still in the car while the engine was ablaze. 

The doors of the car wouldn’t open and the airbags had deployed. The two officers along with help from civilians and a Greendale police officer cut through air bags to pull the woman out of the burning car through the window. 

The victim was taken to the hospital and the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department is investigating the accident. 

“Great teamwork and quick thinking by all involved in this rescue!” the department said in a news release.