The Vidor Police Department released dramatic body cam video Wednesday of several of their officers working feverishly to rescue a man and woman from an overturned and partially submerged car.
The officers are being hailed as heroes for their efforts after pulling Alexandria Marie Halliday, 51, of Cedar Park, and David Ninteman, 25, of Vidor, from the vehicle which flipped into the "School House Ditch" drainage canal late Friday night, June 30, 2017.
In a memo dated July 3, 2017 Vidor Police chief Rod Carroll praised a sergeant and five other officers and thanked them for the "professionalism, dedication, commitment and valor" they displayed when pulling the two victims from the upside down car submerged in four feet of water.
Vidor PD will honor group of officers for feverish rescue from submerged car https://t.co/ym7Zor14dq
Here's a list of their names: pic.twitter.com/TIFmKtL6hV— JuanRodríguez 12News (@_JuanRodriguez_) July 5, 2017
Carroll quoted John 15:13 "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for another" in the memo that also announced the officers were being nominated for the Vidor Police Department Valor Award
Halliday died in the hospital on Saturday and Nintemam remains in critical condition at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.
One officer used his baton to smash the windshield of the car and another performed CPR on Halliday until medics arrived.
The officers mentioned in the memo were Sgt. Loredo, Officer Meineke, Officer Meadows, Officer Mansfield, Officer Fischer and Officer Stephenson.
Vidor Police are still continuing to investigate what may have caused the fatal wreck.