BRUNSWICK, Ohio — Two officers with the Brunswick Division of Police were presented with Life Saving Awards for their efforts to save the life of a man who was trapped in a vehicle engulfed in flames following a pursuit in October.
On Oct. 10 around 12:06 a.m., an officer attempted to stop a vehicle without a license plate in the 3700 block of Center Road, police said .
The driver refused to stop and a pursuit was initiated that continued into Akron. The vehicle crashed in the area of the Copley Road exit on Interstate 77, igniting in flames after striking a utility pole, according to police.
The 33-year-old driver of the vehicle was unable to get out of the vehicle, but officers Steven Szuter and Jeff Holub were able to remove him before the vehicle became engulfed in flames, police said.
According to the Brunswick Division of Police, the actions of officers Szuter and Holub "undoubtedly saved the life” of the driver of the vehicle.
Although they were unable to be formally recognized at a city function due to COVID-19 concerns, both officers were presented with Life Saving Awards for their efforts, marking Officer Szuter’s fourth Life Saving Award, police said.
The Brunswick Division of Police congratulated the two officers for their awards.