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Early Sunday morning Martez Nelson was driving his Dodge Neon southbound on North Drive in Hopkinsville, when he drove off the right side of the road.
Police say Martez then over corrected a struck a bridge causing the car to catch fire.
Officer Federico Rodriguez was first on the scene and found the car fully engulfed in flames.
Using his baton Rodriguez broke out a window and another office began using his fire extinguisher.
With the help of Sergeant John Thompson and Officers Jason Brent and Jason Sears, Rodriguez pulled Nelson from the flaming car.
Nelson was transported to Jennie Stuart Medical Center before being flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with burns covering nearly 40 percent of his body.
Officer Rodriguez did suffer a few burns on his arms but is expected to make a full recovery.
Sunday, November 4 2012, 06:27 PM CST
Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
May 21, 2013 22:22 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
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