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Pelham PD is proud of Sgt. Pitts

Sergeant Derrick Pitts (WALB image) Sergeant Derrick Pitts (WALB image)
Pitts saved a man from this car (Pelham PD photo) Pitts saved a man from this car (Pelham PD photo)
PELHAM, GA (WALB) -

A Pelham Police officer says he was just doing his job when he saved a man's life.

Sergeant Derrick Pitts has only been with the department for about six months, but he's definitely made an impact.

A few weeks ago, he responded to a car crash on Mize Street.  Seconds after he got there, one of the cars exploded in flames.

Sergeant Pitts ran to the car after realizing someone was trapped inside.

"I told him, 'Come on, we have to get out.' And I got him out and pulled him out to safety.  I would do it again.  That's the whole reason I got to this side of law enforcement.  It's to help people," Pitts said.

Sergeant Pitts will be honored with a Medal of Valor at a Pelham City Council meeting on May 19th.

Tracy Thomas, the man Pitts rescued, is okay. 

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