New York State University Police Officer John Pelletier was first on the scene after observing a car fire on the 201 bridge near campus the morning of Dec. 20. Pelletier showed bravery and level-headedness as he kept the injured driver safe in his car until the ambulance arrived. Icy conditions had caused the driver to slide off the road and into the concrete barrier, where the car immediately caught fire. The motorist suffered from burns but will recover.
January 25, 2011