Ga. Deputies Rescue Man from Burning Car

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Three Georgia sheriff deputies risked their lives on Sunday morning rescuing a man from a burning car. The officers' bravery was captured by a deputy's dashboard camera.

"The flames were just all around the car," Gordon County Deputy Jeremy Battle said, describing the scene he came upon while working on Georgia's I-75.

"First I was thinking, how many people was in the vehicle... if they're injured, deceased, what I can do to get them out," the 12-year veteran told ABC News.

Deputies Chad Phillips and Josh Cochran arrived on the scene right after Battle. All three worked as fast as they could to save the driver of the car, 56-year-old Dan Gloth from Cartersville, Ga.

"I received my fire extinguisher out of the trunk, tried to assist Battle," Phillips told ABC News. "At that time I go around and help Cochran to try and get the subject out of the vehicle."

"The flames were getting pretty intense. It was high. I had to knock it down with a fire extinguisher," Battle recalled. "As soon as I got it knocked down, I believe there's some oil or gasoline or something under the hood that kept igniting and every time it kept igniting... and every time it would ignite we'd get flames again."

Cochran, who is a rookie, had no idea he'd experience something like this so soon.

"I went around to the passenger side and busted out the passenger window with my baton and me and Deputy Phillips pulled the driver out of the car," Cochran said.

Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston said the dash-cam video shows the bravery and dedication of the three officers.

"These deputies, I promise you, will be recognized along with anyone else who helped bring this to a successful conclusion," Ralston told Gordon County's WRCP.

The deputies say they are proud of their work because it literally saved a life.

"There's no feeling like saving someone's life," Battle said. "That's a reward itself." road construction may have been a contributing factor in the landslides.

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