Officers risk lives to help crash victim
WEST BROWARD, Fla. (WSVN) -- Two South Florida officers from different agencies went above and beyond the call of duty to try to help an innocent victim in a high-speed crash caused by an armed and dangerous suspect.
An officer from Miami-Dade County and a deputy from the Broward Sheriff's Office worked together to try to save 46-year-old Maritza Medina. Medina was the victim of a deadly crash when Antonio J. Feliu fled from police after taking the lives of two other women earlier Wednesday in Miami-Dade.
Dispatch tapes from both agencies unveiled Broward Sheriff's Deputy Sergeant John Kelly and Miami-Dade police officer Jonathan Dweck coming to Medina's aid. In the middle of the standoff between Feliu and SWAT, Kelly and Dweck tended to Medina, as Kelly radioed for help. "I got the victim," Kelly said. "I need an ambulance. I'm bringing the victim to the ambulance, where they at?"
As the focus was on Feliu, Kelly and Dweck's focus was to get Medina to a squad car. They removed Medina from the scene and to her only chance of survival. "Heading eastbound on Griffin with the victim in the car," Kelly said. "Have EMS meet me on Griffin somewhere."
Unfortunately, their act of courage could not save her.
Both officers are stationed nowhere near each other. Sergeant Kelly is stationed out of Weston in Broward County, while Officer Dweck is stationed in the Hammocks district.
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