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Cop Saves Liver East Cocalico Township Police Department via AP/via AP

In this photo provided by the East Cocalico Township Police Department, Sgt. Darrick Keppley poses Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Denver, Pa. On Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, Keppley drove a surgeon, an assistant and a donated liver about 60 miles to a transplant operation already underway in Philadelphia, after their vehicle skidded off an icy Lancaster County roadway en route from York, Pa.

January 11, 2017

Cop drives surgeon, donated liver to Thomas Jefferson Hospital after crash

DENVER, Pa. — A police officer responding to a crash wound up driving a surgeon, an assistant and a donated liver to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for an emergency transplant.

East Cocalico Township police Sgt. Darrick Keppley says he came upon a disabled vehicle Saturday afternoon that had skidded off the icy road.

The team was transporting a liver from York to Jefferson, where a patient already was in the operating room.

Keppley says he offered to help. The doctor and assistant piled into his vehicle, he switched on his lights and sirens and navigated the snowy 60 miles east to Philadelphia.

Keppley says he was hoping to get a cheesesteak but had to get back to work.

The surgeon told the York Daily Record the transplant went "very, very well."