Spokane Police Officer Timothy Schwering was honored Friday afternoon for his heroic rescue of Kimberly Novak from her burning car.
Officer Schwering’s body camera footage, released by the Spokane Police Department, shows Officer Schwering using only a baton to smash through the driver’s side window to pull Novak to safety on January 20th.
(A Spokane woman is calling a local police officer her angel after pulling her from the flames and it’s all caught on camera. Courtesy of KXLY and YouTube)
To thank Officer Schwering for his bravery, Kimberly Novak is donating a RHYNO glass-cutting tool to the Spokane Police Department. The device will aid in future rescues by enabling officers to cut through motor vehicle side glass in under 10 seconds.
“I want all police officers to have a RHYNO tool in their cars,” said Novak.
RHYNO Owner and President Al Vangura attended the celebration Friday to demonstrate the RHYNO cutter.
Vangura is a noted biomechanics and bioengineering expert who designed and developed the RHYNO to assist First Responders in laminated glass management for motor vehicles and buildings.
The RHYNO Windshield Cutter® is a battery-operated hand tool that removes motor vehicle glass and building glass in less than 10 seconds.
(See the RHYNO Windshield Cutter taking out side glass. 35 seconds to remove a complete windshield and less than 15 seconds to remove a laminated side window! Courtesy of Al Vangura and YouTube)