Hero Cop Saves 2 From Burning Building

He's hospitalized after inhaling smoke

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 1, 2013 10:19 AM CDT

(Newser) – A police officer is being hailed as a hero after saving a man and child from a burning apartment building—and alerting the rescuers who saved the building's other residents. The 30-year veteran noticed the fire just after midnight today and called the fire department before hurrying in; smoke prompted his hospitalization following the rescue, the Chicago Tribune reports. He is expected to be OK. Some 11 people were saved, including a 2-year-old who was dropped from a second-floor window to firefighters below. Authorities are now investigating the cause of the fire, WGN-TV reports.

A screen grab from WGN-TV footage.
A screen grab from WGN-TV footage.   (WGN-TV)
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