U.S. wildlife officer Walter Duran recently received several accolades for his bravery, including a state Medal of Valor, when he helped rescue a mother from her burning car on U.S. Highway 192 in Melbourne back in early March.
The victim, 26-year-old Jessica Camera, of Palm Bay, had her foot pinned under the dash of her car when she hit a stopped commercial truck at 45 miles per hour.
With flames beginning to shoot under the windshield, Duran wedged himself into the floorboard to un-stick her foot. Several bystanders then helped him get the victim out of the burning car.
"I don't consider myself a hero," Duran told FOX 35. "Just someone that was doing their job and helping someone in need."