Hero cops pull teens from burning car that crashed right before their eyes

A couple of cops in Wisconsin are being hailed as heroes after they bravely pulled teens from a car that flipped and caught fire right before their eyes.

The dash cam in the cruiser of Milwaukee PD partners Nicholas Schlei and Nicholas Reid, both of whom are just 23, caught the unbelievable moment of impact.

But with no time to think, the young officers snapped into action, pulling two 16-year-olds from the vehicle they watched flip onto its roof and catch fire after slamming into a utility pole on Tuesday.

"The flames, by the time I got out there, were too big for a fire extinguisher," Reid said at a news conference celebrating the men known as The Nick Squad. "We knew that we had to get those kids out."

The Nicks placed their duty over their own safety and managed to get two teens out of the wreckage while a third teen boy made it out on his own.

For their heroism, both officers will be nominated for an MPD Merit Award. However, the men say they were just doing their job.

“All over the United States they do stuff like this every day. That aren't recognized and stories aren't told," Reid said.

All three victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The driver will be cited for failure to yield and reckless driving.

RELATED: Teen dies a hero while shielding cousin from gunfire

6 PHOTOS
Teen dies a hero while shielding cousin from gunfire
See Gallery
Teen dies a hero while shielding cousin from gunfire
(Photo: INSIDE EDITION)
(Photo: INSIDE EDITION)
(Photo: INSIDE EDITION)
(Photo: INSIDE EDITION)
(Photo: INSIDE EDITION)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

RELATED STORIES

Hero Cop from Pulse Nightclub Massacre Says He's About to Lose His Job

Substitute Teacher and Custodian Hailed Heroes After Gunman Opens Fire At School, Killing 2

2017's Heroes: See the Incredible, Selfless Acts That Were Caught on Camera

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.