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Deputy Injured Rescuing Kids From Fiery Wreck

by Ryan MasonNovember 10, 2020

PHILLIPS COUNTY, Kan. A Deputy Sheriff is being hailed as a hero for the rescue of two small children after stopping to assist a disabled vehicle started a chain of events that would see multiple vehicles totaled on November 4th.

The chaotic scene that greeted other officers and emergency personnel was something that would make many fear the worst, but thanks to deputy John Miner, two lives were saved as a semi-trailer plowed into his patrol car, sending it into the ditch. Following that, the semi continued on, hitting two other vehicles, which soon burst into flames.

Deputy Miner sprung into action, entering one of the vehicles and immediately cutting a two-year-old boy from his car seat, handing him to other adults as he returned to the burning vehicle and cut a 4-year-old girl from her car seat suffering burns himself as one of his trouser legs caught fire.

A member of the public was able to assist the deputy in extinguishing the fire as he retrieved the second child.

The deputy received third-degree burns to his legs in the rescue attempt and has been transferred to a specialist hospital to begin recovery from his wounds.

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Ryan Mason
Ryan Mason
Ryan Mason is a former police officer and the Editor in Chief of the Law Enforcement News Network. Ryan has been a writer, editor, and photojournalist over the last decade, providing content for over a dozen national and international publications in both law enforcement and aviation.
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John Odom
John Odom
3 months ago

WHAT A HERO!!! Thank you for your service and putting your life on the line every single day!!! Great job!!! Thanks again and God Bless you!!! Get well soon!!!

Gary Stallard
Gary Stallard
3 months ago

I support the blue

Anthony Hubbard
Anthony Hubbard
3 months ago

Above and beyond – God bless you and best wishes for a speedy recovery! Always support the Blue.

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