The incident happened last month while off-duty officer Ryan Paterson was driving on Hicksville Road in Massapequa.
He stumbled upon a two-car crash and when he got closer, he saw one car's front end engulfed in flames.
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That's when Paterson jumped in to help just as the flames started to spread.
The heroic officer was driving home from a Nassau County pipe band event.
He was still in his kilt when he ran in to help.
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