Cops are ready to risk their lives every day, but a group of Texas cops are being hailed a hero for what they did to rescue two kidnapped toddlers in grave danger.
At around 2:30 on Thursday morning, Arlington Police Department received a text message from a woman who had been kidnapped with her two young children, and had been shot three times. When the cops caught up with the RV, the woman was pushed out of the vehicle while it was going 80-90 mile per hour.
Miraculously, she survived the fall with only a broken jaw, but the cops knew the 1 and 3-year-old kids were still in the RV and when the vehicle caught fire, they knew they had to act fast to save them. “Right at first when he stopped we’re making plans to get the kids out and then once the RV is on fire then we have to take action right away. Fortunately, he gave the kids up to us before that happened,” Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said.
“The flames that were fanning underneath the front of the bus, they were really hot. Some of the fuel had started to burn. You could feel the heat coming from it and there was a lot of smoke just because of all the plastics and everything that were burning with it,” said Deputy Floyd Kincaide with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department.
The brave officers pulled the kids out of the RV but just before it exploded in flames, they heard a gunshot as the driver killed himself. “The best thing is that we got the children out and we’re very fortunate that that happened. And we pray that she will recover and will be okay. It was a pretty traumatic experience I imagine to go through,” Meeks said.
Watch the entire video below to see the heart stopping moment these heroes rescued two kidnapped children.
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