Heroic Deputies Speak About Saving Man from Burning Car

Broward County deputies spoke out on Wednesday about what many are calling their heroic efforts to save a man from a burning car.

The heat and flames from the fire were so intense, one of the deputies had to be treated for his own injuries as well.

"I'm glad I happened to be in the right place at the right time," said Deputy Dustin Sisson, who first saw the burning car while on patrol on July 3.

It happened near Oakland Park Boulevard and 21st Avenue.

Deputy Upadayya was called for backup, along with Deputy Jonathan Zinglo, after a speeding vehicle struck a tree and a utility pole.

The deputies were able to save the passenger. The driver died, but not before Deputy Zinglo did all he could.

While Upadayya and Sisson tended to the passenger, Zinglo performed CPR on the driver until fire rescue arrived. He tried so hard, he needed medical attention for exhaustion.

The three deputies were celebrated by their peers and superiors on Wednesday at the Broward County Sheriff's Office. However, all of the deputies said they were just doing their job.

"I don't really feel like a hero. I was just doing my job," Sisson said.

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