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Waterloo cop also ran into burning home in 2007

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Sgt. Carter went into a burning home in 2007 to save people inside Sgt. Carter went into a burning home in 2007 to save people inside
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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

It isn't the first time Waterloo Police Sgt. Brooke Carter has had her squad car hit by a suspect -- and it's not the first time she's put her life on the line doing her job.

On Tuesday, a suspect intentionally rammed a vehicle into two police squad cars, injuring Sgt. Carter and Waterloo Police Officer Randall Hammitt.

Both police officers were treated and released from the hospital.

It turns out Sgt. Carter was involved in a similar situation a few years ago.

"I have been involved in another incident where a vehicle rammed me," Carter said. "There was an incident and we were chasing some people. The suspect was trying to get away in a car and he rammed into my squad car. And we did end up getting him and arresting him for that."

That's not the only notable incident from Carter's history in Waterloo: She was also one of six officers recognized for their efforts to save lives when a fire happened in Waterloo on Nov. 8, 2007.

Police were first on the scene, and went into the burning home to try to get people out who were still inside.

Carter's daughter Jessica also tweeted about her mom this week.  The tweet speaks for itself.

"my mom is such a badass but I couldn't be more thankful that she's okay," Jessica tweeted Tuesday.

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