Watch: Hero cop catches people jumping from burning building

Jul 20th

Witness the heroics of police officer Mark Conklin of Jamestown, New York.

The body camera captured this incredible footage of Conklin catching people jumping from a burning house around 12:15 a.m. Monday.

Conklin was handling a service call elsewhere in the neighborhood. He was later told about a possible house fire about a block away. Conklin then ran to the burning house where he found "children and an adult trapped in the upstairs of the residence."

Authorities did not say how many people were saved or their conditions. No deaths were reported from the incident.

"I can say that I have seen many examples of heroism over the years by officers," said Jamestown Police Chief Tim Jackson. "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 local fire department agreed with the police chief's high praise of Conklin.

"Words can't describe this act of heroism by Jamestown Police Department at the fire on William St last night," said the Jamestown Fire Department in a post on Facebook. "Thank you!"

Remind me again why some fools have the audacity to say, "All cops are b*******"? Oh yeah, it's because they're fools.

Here, enjoy some more heroic cops doing heroic things:


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