Officials hail first responders as heroes for saving officer's life

The heroism took place in the afternoon on Jan. 15. Police say two suspects in a car suspected of making a drug deal fled police at a high rate of speed on Woods Road in North Babylon.

News 12 Staff

Feb 13, 2021, 2:01 AM

Updated 1,247 days ago

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Local officials in Babylon Town honored the first responders whose quick actions saved the life of a Suffolk police officer.
The heroism took place in the afternoon on Jan. 15. Police say two suspects in a car suspected of making a drug deal fled police at a high rate of speed on Woods Road in North Babylon.
Police say the car sped into a police cruiser, which caught fire and spread to a nearby house.
Officer Lucas McDonald was one of the officers who responded to the scene.
"Only 50 feet away, the house was on fire and the car actually exploded while we're taking her out of the car and lying her on the ground," McDonald said.
McDonald says the seamless work with North Babylon firefighters saved the other officer's life.
Assistant Fire Chief Michael Mazur accepted one of the awards.
"Working hand in hand with the Suffolk County Police Department, they always have our back on calls and it was nice to have their back this time," Mazur said.
Soon after accepting their awards, North Babylon firefighters went right back to work responding to another emergency call.


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