Chris Tossas is alive today thanks to deputies Marco Ruiz and Robert Ricks, who helped pull him out of his car after a fiery crash.
Tossas was stuck in the car until Ruiz and Ricks were able to pull him out through the back window.
"I got half my body in there and was able to move his shoulders a little, and he (Tossas) grabbed, and I was like, ‘We gotta go,'" Ruiz said. "And he looked at me, and I was, like, ‘No, we gotta go now.’"
Tossas recently got the chance to meet his rescuers for the first time. He said he was on his way to work, but doesn’t remember what happened before the crash.
"It's just a matter of seconds," Tossas said. "I may never be here. So, I appreciate them. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and I know my family does, too."
Tossas is still recovering from a concussion and shoulder injuries, but he knows the outcome could have been much worse if not for Ruiz and Ricks.
"I’m in pain, and I’m dealing with it every day, but I’m the lucky one," Tossas said. "I survived, and it’s because of these two officers here."
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