An off-duty police corporal with the Cocoa Police Department rescued two victims from a submerged vehicle near his home early Wednesday morning.
Titusville Police responded to a report of a traffic crash involving a single vehicle on July 17th 2019 at approximately 12:45 AM. As Titusville Police Officers arrived on scene, Corporal Kenneth Brackin, an off-duty 6-year veteran of the Cocoa Police Department, was assisting the crash victims out of the almost totally submerged overturned vehicle.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a white 2003 Chevrolet sedan traveling westbound on Know McRae Drive struck a fire hydrant, became airborne and ultimately landed upside down in a water-filled ditch at the intersection of Vacation Villas Lane and Know McRae Drive.
Corporal Brackin heard the crash and immediately ran to assist the trapped victims by wading in chest high water and pulling them out of the vehicle to safety.
“Law Enforcement Officers are never truly off-duty”, said Titusville Police Deputy Chief Todd Hutchinson. “They are always prepared to take action if needed”.
There were no serious injuries.