Hero Cop Makes Second Rescue

Officer saved a mother and two teens from a burning building earlier this week

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    The same officer who saved a mother and her two teenage daughters from a burning building earlier this week has made a second heroic rescue.

    Just after midnight Thursday, police said a driver lost control on Field Street in Clairemont and drove over an embankment.

    Hero Cop Makes Second Rescue

    [DGO] Hero Cop Makes Second Rescue
    Officer Zach Bradley pulled a woman from an overturned car early Thursday morning. (Published Thursday, Jan 10, 2013)

    The car landed up-side-down against an apartment building, and the driver in the car was trapped inside. when emergency personnel arrived. 

    The San Diego Police Department responded to assist. Among the officers at the scene was Zach Bradley, who pulled the driver safely out of the vehicle. She was not seriously injured. 

    Clairemont Family Grateful for Hero Officer

    [DGO] Clairemont Family Grateful for Hero Officer
    A mother and her two daughters describe their experience jumping from a burning building into the arms of a heroic officer. (Published Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013)

    Bradley was the same officer who responded to a fire Tuesday in Clairemont. As the fire was burning in the apartment building, Bradley circled around the back of the building to find a mother and her two daughters crying for help in a room on the second floor.

    "They were terrified," said neighbor James Anderson in a Tuesday interview. "They were like 'help us help us' and smoke was billowing out."

    Three Women Jump From Burning Building

    [DGO] Three  Women Jump From Burning Building
    Three woman had to jump from a burning apartment fire in Clairemont. NBC 7 reporter Chris Chan spoke to the officer who was there to catch them. (Published Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013)

    He told them to jump, and caught all three.  

    Meanwhile, the driver whom Bradley rescued was arrested after failing a sobriety test, police said. 

    Dozens Displaced After Clairemont Fire

    [DGO] Dozens Displaced After Clairemont Fire
    A large apartment fire in Clairemont Tuesday morning displaced nearly two dozen residents (Published Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013)

    Bradley spoke to the media Wednesday night about his heroic actions at an apartment fire in Clairemont on Tuesday. He said, however, that he doesn't consider himself a hero.

    "Our job when we get there is help people get out and help who we can until fire gets there and they put out the fire," Bradley said of the Clairemont fire. "I just happened to be at the right place at the right time."

    That fire forced 21 people to evacuate and caused over $1 million in damage. Investigators determined that the fire was caused by a grease fire when a woman cooked French fries.