Officer and Neighbor Praised After Saving Family From Burning Home
The rescue was captured on bodycam footage.
A Texas family has a police officer and several kind citizens to thank for saving them from a house fire.
Seagoville Officer Sam Click was patrolling over the weekend when he discovered the front of a home engulfed in flames at about 2 a.m. He radioed for the fire department and additional police officers for help, but he knew time was running out.
Click then decided to run into the home along with a neighbor to help.
“I got people inside,” Click can be heard saying over his radio.
In bodycam footage of the moment, Click can be seen running inside and grabbing the children.
"[He] ended up having to go around to the backside of the house to break the windows and the door to get them out," Christine Wirth, a support services manager with the Seagoville Police Department, told ABC News.
Five children, ages 6 months to 10 years old, were in the home at the time.
No one was injured in the fire.
"He believes in what the police officer stands for," Wirth told the station. "He serves and protects, and that's what he did. [He] disregarded his personal safety to go in and save the lives of the children and the male adult. It was a courageous act."
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