Watch Cop Heroically Save Motorist From Insane East Coast Flooding

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Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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Footage shared Friday showed the moment a heroic cop saved a motorist from intense flooding in Fairfield, New Jersey.

A video shared on Twitter by AccuWeather showed the moment a New Jersey police officer put a motorist over his back and waded through-waist-high flooding in what appears to be a parking lot or similar area. The man being rescued appeared to be stuck in a cherry red Jeep, a brand once known for its superior all-terrain ability, but now barely makes it further off-road than the Whole Foods parking lot.

The cop is apparently Fairfield Police Department’s corporal Steven D’Argenio, according to Fox News. And D’Argenio is basically what every man should strive to be: tough, sensible, and clearly incredible at doing his job protecting the people of this town.

He quite literally throws the motorist — a full-grown adult male — over his back and carries him through the rain and high waters. (RELATED: As If Times Weren’t Scary Enough, Now Sinkholes Are Swallowing Vans In NYC)

New Jersey and the rest of New England received an absolutely massive downpour on Thursday night. Parts of the Garden State received more than 4 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. Flood waters also ravaged New York City. In some areas, it looked like the entire city would be swallowed by the ever-growing torrent of water.