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Tuesday October 21st, 2014

Posted at 2:41pm

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The Medal of Bravery, centre, is seen in this photo by Rideau Hall government photographer MCpl Dany Veillette

Two Windsor Police officers have been recognized for their bravery by the Governor General of Canada after they saved a man from a burning car.

His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston presented Constable Charles Sasso and Constable Sean Rogan with Medals of Bravery during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Tuesday morning.

Rogan and Sasso rescued an injured man from a burning car in Windsor on September 16th, 2011.

The accident, which took place on Riverside Drive near Ford Boulevard, left the vehicle on its side after rolling over onto the north shoulder.

The unconscious driver was dangling from a precarious position.

The two officers reached into the damaged, burning car and removed the man through the car’s sunroof.

The Medal of Bravery, first awarded in 1972, recognizes acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances where people risk their lives to try to save or protect the lives of others.

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