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Passers-by scramble into Dallas creek bed to aid officer

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police are praising a group of people who helped a critically injured officer by scrambling down into a creek bed to stabilize the officer’s patrol car after it was forced off the road by another vehicle.

At least 10 people went into the creek bed Monday after the car landed on its roof. Video posted to social media shows they pushed the car onto its side in an effort to free Senior Cpl. Dale Ordogne.

The heavily damaged car was then pushed onto its wheels and Ordogne was pulled free. He was listed in stable condition.

Ordogne was responding to a call when a stolen pickup crossed an intersection and struck his patrol car, forcing it about 25 feet down into the creek.

The suspects in the pickup fled.

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