Good Samaritan Saves Officer from Burning Car

Published 03/17 2014 10:58AM

Updated 03/17 2014 11:01AM

(KARE) He was only wearing socks, but that didn't stop Ryan Smith from freeing an officer from his burning squad car.

Smith, 26, ran from his Braham, Minnesota home to help when he heard a loud bang.

The driver of a white SUV had blown through a stop sign and slammed into the officer's vehicle.

"When I came back up, there was a flame underneath the hood," Smith said. "At that time I knew he had to come out of there. I leaned down and told him to grab my shoulder and wrap his arm around mine. Then we started walking away from it."

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