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Illinois Officer, Good Samaritan Pull Driver from Burning Overturned Vehicle

An officer with the McHenry (IL) Police Department was joined by a Good Samaritan and they pulled a man from a burning vehicle on Friday night.

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Florida Officer Carries 73-Year-Old Man From Burning Home

An officer with the Pinellas Park (FL) Police Department is being hailed as a hero after he carried a 73-year-old man from his burning home on Friday.

New York Officer, 2 Good Samaritans Save Man from Burning Home

A retired officer with the NYPD was joined by two other individuals in saving a wheelchair-bound man from a burning home in the town of Babylon on Long Island on Wednesday afternoon.

Off-Duty NYPD Officers Save Man Suffering Cardiac Arrest

Three off-duty officers with the New York Police Department are being credited with saving the life of a man who had suffered an apparent heart attack late last week.

Oklahoma Officer Helps Mentally Ill Woman Off Billboard Over Freeway

An officer with the Tulsa Police Department is credited with possibly saving the life of a mentally ill woman who was perched atop a billboard over a downtown freeway during rush-hour traffic late last week.

Connecticut Officer's Rapid Action Prevents Death of Suicidal Subject

An officer with the Hartford (CT) Police Department used his quick reflexes to grab a suicidal subject who was about to jump from a freeway overpass.

Shot PA Officer Used Tourniquet On Leg, Went Back to Dispute

An officer shot responding to a domestic dispute call showed "great bravery" in the incident when he put a tourniquet on and went back in the home to help the hostage inside, the county district attorney says.

Pelican Sponsors Photo Competition to Showcase Images of Heroism

Pelican invites photographers to submit photos of either heroism in action, or the faces of heroes, and post on Instagram tagging @pelicanprofessional, #PortraitsofProtection, and #PelicanPhotoContest for a chance to win. Each month, the most moving and visually interesting photos will be selected as winners and featured on Pelican Products’ social media channels. The winning photographers and heroes photographed will each receive their choice of $500 in Pelican gear.

Off-Duty Colorado Deputies Save Life of Wounded Hunter

Four off-duty deputies with the El Paso County (CO) Sheriff’s Office were enjoying a day of hunting in rural Colorado when they encountered a fellow outdoorsman who had accidentally injured himself with a knife.

Off-Duty Connecticut Officer Saves Elderly Woman from House Fire

An off-duty officer with the Hamden (CT) Police Department is being hailed for rushing to the scene of a house fire and rescuing a 95-year-old woman inside.