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Officer Delmas Pack rescues baby from burning car while on suspension

12:54 PM, Aug 26, 2010   |    comments
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Delmas Pack

NBC -- An Ohio police officer currently on suspension and awaiting trial on felony charges is being hailed as a hero.

Delmas Pack is a captain in the Felicity Police Department.

On Monday, he was on his way home home when he saw a crash.

Pack said he saw a vehicle come around a bend, lose control, flip over and catch fire.

The crash trapped a woman and 5-month-old boy in the car.

"I heard people hollering, 'The car is on fire. You need to get out. It's going to blow up. There's a 5-month-old baby here.' If it's going to go, I'm going to go with it because I'm not leaving this baby in here by itself," Pack said.

Neighbors said the speed limit on the road is 55 mph but people drive by much faster, and that there have been many crashes.

"I hope anyone would have done this. I'm not looking to be a hero, by no means. This is just something I hope anyone would have done," Pack said.

Pack was accused of tampering with evidence earlier this year.

He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted, but is out on bond.

Officials said the charge against Pack, a third-degree felony, comes after an investigation by multiple agencies in cooperation with the Clermont County Prosecutor's Office.

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