Daylan McLee was inside his Uniontown, Pennsylvania, apartment when he heard a boom and then felt a shake that he thought could’ve been a small earthquake. It turns out it was a car crash involving a police cruiser and he immediately ran outside to help.
McLee pulled an officer from the patrol car as it became engulfed in flames. Police officials credit him with saving the officer’s life and that’s all that mattered to this hero. He’s had negative interactions with law enforcement before, including a lawsuit he filed against four Pennsylvania State Police troopers for a wrongful arrest after he spent a year in jail before being acquitted on the charges. But he didn’t let that stop him from helping.
“There is value in every human life,” McLee explains. “No matter what other people have done to me, or other officers, I thought, ‘this guy deserves to make it home safely to his family.’”