NORTHGLENN, Colo. (CBS4)– Four Northglenn police officers were honored on Tuesday for rescuing a man from a burning car. That man is alive and thanked the officers in person.

In March, the officers arrived on the scene of a car on fire along Interstate 25. They spotted Bill Yohn pinned in the vehicle.

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Officers pulled Yohn out from the rear passenger window while another officer tried to put out the flames.

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“What struck me was that training, professionalism, commitment and bravery all played a role in pulling me out that car when I was trapped,” said Yohn.

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The officers were given the Outstanding Act of Service Award.

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