VIDEO: District Four Officers Save Two People from Burning Vehicle
December 27th, 2017 by milwaukeepolice
Officers from District Four of the Milwaukee Police Department took their duties to protect and serve to the next level and rescued two occupants of a burning vehicle on the City’s Northwest Side. Officers Nicholas Schlei and Nicholas Reid were on patrol near N. 55th and W. Villard Avenue when they witnessed a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am lose control, strike a utility pole, and start on fire. Officers Schlei, Reid, and other officers from District Four risked their own lives and pulled the driver, a 16-year-old Milwaukee male, and another teenage male passenger from the car. A third teenage male passenger from the vehicle was located nearby. All three victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. The driver of the vehicle will be cited for failure to yield and reckless driving.
Officers Schlei and Reid will be nominated for a MPD Merit Award and the Department is grateful for their heroic actions!