According to a recent report appearing on the Fox 35 Orlando website, a Gwinnett County Sheriff’s deputy was on vacation in Ormond Beach when he witnessed a multi-vehicle rollover crash.
Getting ready to enjoy a day of relaxation in the Florida seaside town, an accident unfolded before the eyes of Lieutenant Keith Cofer.
Ever the law enforcement officer, Cofer saw one vehicle, a pickup truck, flip end over end. The force of impact from the crash caused three people inside to be ejected. One person was ejected 30 feet away from where their vehicle came to rest.
Without hesitation, Cofer rushed to help those that knew they were likely in trouble.
Cofer assisted in freeing the driver of the pickup truck, who was trapped inside. Responding solely to his training, he then went to assist others who were also hurt in the accident. A total of five people were injured, and Cofer did what he could to help them until local emergency crews responded to the scene.
The following day, all five hurt in the accident met with Cofer to express their gratitude.
“Every day, our deputies are met with challenges, and their courage and efforts often go unnoticed,” Gwinnett County Sheriff Keybo Taylor told Fox News. “I take pride in knowing that our GCSO deputies fulfill their calling of helping the preservation of life.”
Since the crash over the weekend, all five accident victims were said to have recovered from their injuries.