- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (AP) - A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer working on the Canadian border in northern New York has been honored for rescuing two people whose vehicle crashed and overturned near his home.

The agency says Supervisory Officer Jose Lorenzo has been presented with the CBP Commissioner’s Humanitarian Award, given to recognize employees who come to the aid of others during extreme circumstances.

CBP officials say Lorenzo was home last Aug. 14 when he saw an accident near the end of his driveway. One of the vehicles rolled over and came to rest on its roof.

As smoke began billowing from the vehicle, Lorenzo acted quickly and removed both occupants, getting them to a safe spot until emergency crews arrived.

Lorenzo works at the U.S. border crossing at Champlain, in Clinton County 160 miles north of Albany.

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