Caught on camera: Milwaukee Police officers rescue teenagers from burning car
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- District Four officers from the Milwaukee Police Department are being recognized for saving two teenagers from a burning vehicle.
Officers Nicholas Schlei and Nicholas Reid were on patrol near 55th and Villard when they witnessed a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am lose control, strike a utility pole, and start on fire. The 16-year-old driver busted open a window and the officers guided him out. Two more teens were in the back seat. Officers pulled them out to safety. All three of the victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Officers Nicholas Schlei and Nicholas Reid will be nominated for an MPD Merit Award for their heroic efforts, but the officers that call themselves, 'The Nick Squad,' said they were simply doing their job.
"All over the United States they do stuff like this every day," Officer Reid said. "That aren't recognized and stories aren't told." The officers nicknamed, 'The Nick Squad,' said they didn't think they did anything any other officer wouldn't have.
The driver of the vehicle will be cited for failure to yield and reckless driving.