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The Good Ones: Northglenn officers recognized for saving man from burning car

Four officers crawled inside of a burning car to pull out a man before the car ignited - saving his life.

Four Northglenn Police officers are being recognized for risking their own lives to save another man's life.

Officer Lindsey Queiser, Chad Reffel, Patrick Toelle and Ibrahim Yasin responded to a car crash where a car rolled over on I-25 back in March.

When officers arrived at the scene, Bill Yohn was pinned inside of the car and couldn't make it out on his own. The four officers used a fire extinguisher, crawled inside of the burning car and got Yohn out before the car ignited.

Yohn is thankful for the officers who saved his life.

Pictured: Bill Yohn was saved by four Northglenn police officer when he was stuck in a burning car.

"It struck me that there was no luck involved in this," said Yohn. "What struck me was the training, professionalism, commitment and bravery all played their role of pulling me out of that car when I was trapped."

The four officers received an Outstanding Act of Service Award for their actions.

Northglenn police officers being recognized for saving Bill Yohn's life by pulling him out of a burning car.

"There's not a lot of time for us to make these decisions so we kind of just have to go with our gut," Officer Toelle tells 9NEWS. "I'm just happy that our decisions that we made that day were the right ones and that William [Bill] is out of the vehicle and alive and with his family so that's really what we're grateful for."

Thank you for your service, officers.

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