A rookie cop’s heroic actions helped avert a potential tragedy in Glenn Heights, Texas, on Saturday night.
When police officer Chris Womack arrived to deal with a Ford pickup truck in flames at a Jack in the Box drive-thru, he calmly drove his cruiser straight up to the vehicle and rammed it away from the building.
Thanks to Womack’s selfless conduct, the fire didn’t spread to the restaurant itself ― and subsequently no one inside or outside was injured.
“My adrenaline was going a little bit,” Womack, a first-year officer, told FOX4News.com. “It was just a God-send that I was here at that particular time.”
On Tuesday, Glenn Heights Police Department shared dashcam footage of the incident, which was recorded from Womack’s cruiser, on Facebook.
“I would like to commend Officer Chris Womack,” wrote the department. “Due to his courage and quick thinking, he was able to prevent a burning vehicle from causing major damage to the Jack in the Box and protecting the employees.”
The cause of the blaze remains unknown, reports local TV station NBC DFW.