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Published: Fri, February 17, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Officer uses vehicle to push burning truck out of drive-through


Chris Womack has only been on the force for about 2 months and is already getting recognized for using his patrol auto to push a burning truck out of a Jack in the Box drive-through.

Several cars were waiting in line to use a Jack in the Box drive-thru in Texas on February 11 when the engine of a truck caught fire.

The fire happened Saturday night at the restaurant in the 1700 block of S. Beckley Road around 9:15 p.m. That's was when he chose to use his patrol vehicle to push the truck away.

The driver of the pickup, his wife and his daughter were able to escape without any injuries.

"I would like to commend Officer Chris Womack", wrote the department.

Womack got it to roll into the parking lot, preventing major damage to the building.

"My adrenaline was going a little bit", Womack told Fox. I've watched [the video] a couple of times, I'm breathing pretty heavily. Thanks for being a local hero, Officer Womack!

Officer Womack nudged the truck with his patrol auto.

The quick thinking of the officer might have saved the lives of the employees inside, police said.

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