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NJ officer rescues man from burning truck

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NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) - A New Jersey police officer is being credited with saving the life of an unconscious driver he rescued from a burning truck.

Cape MayPolice Officer Scott Krissinger's dashboard camera shows him rushing to the pickup Monday night and pulling out the driver as flames engulfed the vehicle.

It also shows him going back a second time to make sure there are no passengers.

Police Capt. Robbie Sheehan told WMGM that the department is very proud of Krissinger. He calls him "a hero in every sense of the word."

Krissinger- a seven year veteran of the force- says the smoke was so thick he couldn't see anything. He says any officer on the Cape May force would have done the same thing.

“I just remember the smoke coming out,” he said, “I couldn't see anything.”

Police say the pickup's driver, Gerald Ferrill, 61, of Mays Landing, is hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

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