WATCH: Gloucester City, NJ cops rescue woman from submerged car
Gloucester City, NJ police officers are the heroes we're honoring this week for #BlueFriday.
Officers were called to an area known as "Freedom Pier" because a vehicle went off the road plunging into the Delaware River.
Upon arrival, the officers found a submerged SUV with a woman trapped inside. Without hesitation, the officers went into action. Officers Carlos Depoder, Sean Garland, and John Bryszewski Jr. got her out of the vehicle saving her life.
They were also able to provide medical assistance immediately before getting her out of the river altogether.
The Gloucester Fire Department arrived and sent divers in to make sure the vehicle was cleared of any other occupants.
Thanks to the quick action of these officers, another person gets a second chance. We don't know how the vehicle ended up in the water but we do know that if not for a few brave officers who prioritized saving a victim they had never met over their own safety, this story could have turned tragic.
Thank you to the three officers and every first responder who had a hand in helping resolve this situation.
Remember, there is a thin line between civilization and savagery and that line is Blue.
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