The Prince George’s County Police lieutenant injured while trying to rescue a driver trapped in a burning car is now out of the hospital. Lt. John Boesman suffered second degree burns to his hands and the right side of his face. He also received stitches for an injury to his palm. The 21-year veteran was among the first on the scene of Monday’s crash on MLK Highway in Springdale and raced to help the driver. The victim is 70-year-old Rodwell McNeill of Glenarden.
From his hospital bed today, Lt. Boesman read through the many warm wishes from the community posted on the PGPD’s Facebook page and on Twitter. Lt. Boesman expressed his sincerest appreciation for the outpouring of support.
Lt. Boesman will be returning to duty in a few weeks.
For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division 301-772-4710.