May 25, 2016 11:12 AM EDT

When Carl Babik ordered his pizza, he never thought a cop would deliver it.

Yet that’s what happened after Lincoln Park police Cpl. Joe Sparks responded to a traffic accident in the Detroit suburb of Lincoln Park, Mich. On the scene of the crash, Sparks made sure the pizza delivery driver made it safely to the hospital. Then he realized he had one more heroic deed to perform—he had to save the pizza.

“I grabbed the pizza. I checked the address. I see it’s only a few blocks away, figured I’d just go ahead and deliver it. I knew the person was waiting for their food,” Sparks told local news outfit, WDIV-TV. At first Babik thought he had done something wrong, but soon realized it was just a very unique delivery.

Sparks got Babik his pizza while it was still warm (no word on whether it was in 30 minutes or less), but Babik didn’t tip the police officer. “Who would tip a cop? I mean, come on,” Babik told WDIV, laughing. Luckily, Jet’s Pizza is buying Sparks a free lunch for his heroic efforts to both man and pizza.

[H/T ABC News]

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