Cranston officer who saved elderly man speaks out

By: Samantha Lavien
Twitter: @SLavienABC6

An off duty Cranston police officer is credited with pulling an elderly man from a burning car.

It happened after the elderly man crashed into a guard rail in east providence late Tuesday night.

Officer Brenton Medeiros tells us he was on his way into work when he saw flames coming from a car at the end of Hull Street.

He says he pulled over on the side of the highway and rushed to help once he realized what was happening.

“I just got out of my car originally to call 911 because I saw people at the top of the street and I thought they were the people in the vehicle. I saw that there was someone in the car, so I stuffed my phone in my pocket and somehow made my way over the fence. I just pulled him out of the car and that’s pretty much it,” said Medeiros.

Medeiros says he doesn’t consider himself a hero. He just says he did what any fellow officer would have in that situation.

The man in the car has been identified as 70-year-old Richard Bready. He’s the former President and CEO of Nortek.

Medeiros says he’s been told Bready is doing ok

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