With a high-rise to evacuate, seven police officers helped pull residents from smoke and flames.Many at the apartment building are elderly or disabled, making rescue a slow process.Police went in again and again until fire fighters told them the danger was too great without protective gear.
Police help rescue neighbors from fire
To protect and serve!
Two police officers in southern New Jersey rescued a man from his burning car Monday night. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The rescue was caught on tape by a police car dashboard camera. (Feb. 1) (/The Associated Press)
Caught on tape: Police rescue man in burning car
Lakewood Police Sgt. John Fraser is being heralded a hero to a local family after saving the life of a young girl choking on her food at a restaurant in Lakewood.Fire officials said nobody else in the restaurant knew what to do to help the girl, including the mother. "Thank goodness these officers were in the restaurant and knew exactly what to do to help this little girl," McCurdy said.HERO: Lakewood Police Officer Saves Girl's Life at Teriyaki Restaurant
The right person in the right place at the right time!
A big tip of the hat to Sgt. Fraser! Some states require that instructions on how to perform the Heimlch manuever be posted and I think WA is one of them.
Lakewood, by the way, is the city where four cops were gunned down, in cold blood, while picking up their morning coffee. In the spirit of the good cop theme of this thread, check out this video from the memorial. Have a hanky handy if you've never seen it before.
Thanks goodness the killer of those cops was wiped out. That is one for the police "good shooting" department.
Metro Police found a 12-year-old girl who was abducted last week in Montana after stopping a vehicle near Primm, officials said.The FBI in Kalispell, Mont., contacted Metro with information indicating Edgar “Eddie” Le, 28, was traveling south on Interstate 15 heading toward California with the girl, police said.Police rescue 12-year-old girl reported abducted in Montana
Four city police officers honoredHelped residents escape fireThe Scranton Police Department recently recognized four officers for their role in helping residents jump from the roof of their burning home's porch earlier this month.
Four Scranton police officers recognized for rescue efforts.
Good job, officers!
Overseas - another police rescue!
The 43-year-old disc jockey named Dieter S. told Munich's T.Z. newspaper that he had to call police to rescue him from the woman's flat in Munich after she locked him inside, hid the key and forced him to have repeated sex with her.
"She was sex mad and there was no way out of the flat," Dieter said.
German police rescue DJ from 'sex mad' woman's home
I have nothing to say!
OH THE HUMANITY !!!
This is BARBARIC.
I wonder how many hours it took to find the phone?
The Secret Service might look this German women up when they go to Germany.
Town and Country Police Corporal Chris Moore is receiving the American Red Cross Life Savers Award on May 4.He's being recognized for his bravery during a car crash last June on Mason Road that left the driver trapped in his car as it became engulfed in flames.
Police Corporal Receives Life Saving Award
A hero! Dramatic video!
A man who tried to commit suicide was saved during a dramatic rescue this weekend.Sgt. Camporiale arrived and found the man was hanging by his neck from an extension cord connected to the second floor of a duplex. The police sergeant tried to reach the man but the victim’s feet were out of reach.Camporiale was able to throw a knife up to another man on the second floor who used it to cut the extension cord.Quick action saves Rockland man’s life
Quick thinking! Good job!
Two Chippewa Falls police officers rescued a woman in a power wheelchair from a burning house Sunday afternoon.
Police officers rescue woman in wheelchair from burning house
Good work, officers!
There have been a good number of Corrections Officers who have cut down hanging inmates over the years and it will never make the news. That's ok though because we don't need any recognition. Still I'll offer a " that ah boy" to the police doing their jobs to save lives.
That's got to get the old adrenaline flowing, plus free nightmares for months.
It's much like a professional race car driver going to the track on a Sunday. They know the risks, the rush fades, and the focus is on making the right moves quickly, but during a rain delay It's a lot of waiting.
COs frankly aren't provided an environment in which they have the opportunity to do the rescues, etc., that cops do. That's because their job is to create a tightly controlled environment, and they do it well. Cops go forth into an uncontrolled environment.
A hospital is a controled environment for the most part, so their emergent medical service must be less then commendable? I think not.
Jeez, d'ya think it is a competition? Yes, hospitals DIRECTLY save a lot more people's lives in a day than prison guards. The hospitals would, however, have a lot tougher, busier time if the prison guards suddenly walked off the job. COs are a lot more like engineers. If they do their jobs perfectly, nothing spectacular EVER happens. "Same as usual" gets few headlines.
After risking his own life to rescue a wanted man from a fiery crash, Nacogdoches Police officer John Allen is being nominated for a state award.
RAW VIDEO: Nacogdoches Police officer rescues suspect after fiery crash
Above and beyond!
Sometimes people go out of their way and do something beyond their job description to help someone else. So goes the story of a Retired State Trooper.
Woman thanks State Police Trooper that came to her rescue more than 30 years ago
State trooper uses cruiser to stop wrong-way car on I-295
A Maine state trooper used his cruiser to keep a car headed the wrong way on I-295 from getting onto Tukey's Bridge Friday afternoon.
State police said no one was seriously hurt in the the accident…
They said drivers called to report an elderly man headed north in the southbound lanes of 295.
Trooper Cropper, who was nearby, attempted to stop the man… but the man drove past.
…The two vehicles hit head-on and stopped...
This is when you have to wonder, when is old just to old to be driving...especially on the interstate. You would think it would tell you something when all the traffic in the same lane you are in is going the opposite direction or trying to go around you.
Lets hope there is something the family and the doctors can do to get this guy off the road because I know that the family can't force him to give up his keys and a doctor can if they find a physical or mental reason to do so. While the police say no charges will be filed, maybe a psych evaluation should be requested.
It would be easy to start a thread with a collection of headlines of old folks driving to endanger. No one wants to take the keys from the old person because they become dependant on others to get around or are too stubborn to give up the keys.
But it so easy for doctors to take them from somebody who has a medical issue irreguardless of their age leaving them having to figure out how to get from here to there for weeks, months, or even in some case years.
I know personally about the years. It is no fun, but you know what sometimes it becomes more a thing of pride for our seniors than independence when it comes to giving up their drivers license. We are battling this issue now with one of our own family members.
Maine needs testing for people past a certain age. The "certain age" is what's difficult to determine, but surely, there must be other states that have already done the determining. Maine should review such laws and act to implement one here.
Trooper Cropper deserves a Gold Medal, for bravery in action, preventing death and injury that could have occurred if the elderly driver had made it onto the bridge. Putting aside the danger to his own life and the risk of serious injury, he performed a heroic maneuver, and deserves our sincere thanks.
[size=14]Thank You, State Trooper Douglas Cropper![/size]
Reader comment from the site linked above:
Goes to show that when you don't always have the whole story you can make pretty harsh judgments. We saw the trooper on the surface street parallel to 295 North, and he was flying, had to take an oncoming lane then go through the intersection to re-enter 295 North. When we got onto 295 we immediately saw him crashed on the southbound lane only a few hundred yards from where he entered north. We thought he'd crashed having been travelling to a call and concluded he'd been reckless. Seems that while his driving may have been high risk, the reason ultimately warranted it and concluded with no injuries, where they would have been highly probable given the amount of traffic and the limited room to escape on the bridge. Good job Trooper!!
Use something like this and make the person face real life speed hazards. Most will only drive at 35 mph and to them they are going 100 mph, but put them in a simulator and see how they react to real speed hazards. When you hit people in the cross walk or drive the wrong way on the interstate you lose your licance.
ALFRED, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A State Police lieutenant took a major detour on his way home from work earlier this week, Lieutenant Louis Nyitray, came across a woman who was driving all over the road. And he ended up saving her life. (read more at WCSH link)
Police Dash Cam: Rescue From Burning Car After Crash
This is amazing. Just watching the officer race to the buring car sends chills up my spine. That takes guts, plus a lot of physical stamina to be able to work, even for a few seconds, that close to the raging flames.
A police dashboard camera captured three Barnegat Police Department officers rescuing an 86-year-old driver from a fiery car crash near the Burlington County line.
Dramatic Police Rescue Caught On Camera
100 seconds - a life saved!