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Garden City officer used patrol car to push burning car away from gas pump

Dash cam footage of the Garden City Police officer using his police cruiser to push a burning car away from a gas pump. (Source: Garden City Police Department) Dash cam footage of the Garden City Police officer using his police cruiser to push a burning car away from a gas pump. (Source: Garden City Police Department)
GARDEN CITY, GA (WTOC) -

A Garden City Police officer is being hailed a hero has he used his patrol car to push a burning car away from gas pumps on Monday afternoon.

It happened at the El Cheapo at Minus Avenue and Hwy 21 in Garden City. Firefighters were able to put the flames out quickly.

Officer David Dess says his first thought was the safety of everyone involved and he knew he had to act quickly.

"It was pretty quick. It unfolded rather quickly and it was just more of a reaction to the need to public safety than my own I guess you could say. The position of the vehicle next to the gas pumps. Like I said, I know they have those fail safes installed in those devices to make sure we don't have a large fire, but there were civilians in the area,” Officer Dess said.

Luckily, no one was injured.

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