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By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Two officers are applauded for going out of their way to help a Carrick woman whose car was stranded on icy streets six blocks from her home.
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Pittsburgh police posted a message from a “grateful family member” that her mother was on her way home from work at around 3:00 am when her car was blocked just blocks from her home.
She called 911 and informed her that there had been several accidents involving emergency vehicles, salt trucks, and other people, so they had no idea if or when someone would make it to her. They recommended that she go home.
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Ten minutes later, the officers called them and said they were on their way.
According to police, Officer Justin Hill drove through the icy streets to get to her, while his partner, Officer Derrick Allen, walked the rest of the way – and even carried her purse.
Officer Allen then waited outside until the woman was safe in her home.
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“I’m sure there are a million of these incidents every day. But this met near home, ”wrote the family member and said she wanted to draw the attention of Chief Scott Schubert to it.