Bodycam Shows Police Officer Saving Family From House Fire
A New York police officer is being hailed as a hero after rescuing five people from a burning home in Jamestown.
Officer Mark Conklin was alerted to a house fire on William Street while responding to an unrelated call nearby.
When he found out he was nearby, he sprinted to the home, which was fully ablaze. Officer Conklin found one person outside, who said there were still others inside.
Conklin radioed for help from the Jamestown Fire Department before helping three people escape out of the main floor of the burning building. He then caught a mother and one child who were trapped upstairs, catching them as they jumped from a second floor window.
The entire call was caught on Conklin's bodycam, which the department shared to Facebook.
“I can say that I have seen many examples of heroism over the years by officers,” Jamestown police chief Tim Jackson said in the post. “After watching the video of this incident and speaking to others involved, I can say that the actions of Officer Conklin were, to say the least, one of the most outstanding examples of bravery, heroism, and exemplary service I have seen. We, the Jamestown Police Department, are honored to have officers such as Mark Conklin working in the Jamestown Police Department.”
The department also shared a GoFundMe that was started to benefit the Rivera family, who lost everything in their housefire.
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