A Bodycam video shows the heart-stopping moment officer catches kids dropped from a burning building.
Police officers had to catch three children who were tossed out of the third floor of an apartment building during an early morning fire before firefighters arrived.
Now, this is the kind of body cam I love to watch. Well done gentlemen. Thank you for your service.
Police body camera video shows the heroic moment four Iowa officers rescued three children from a fire in an Iowa apartment building after instructing their mother to drop them from a third-floor window.
The video was released by the Des Moines Police Department praising officers Cole Johnson, Craig Vasquez, Tyler Kelley, and Casey Sanders for their quick-thinking action that saved the family-of-four during a Tuesday morning blaze.
In the footage, one officer tells the mother, identified by NBC 13 as O’Sheana Harrison, to get her children “by the window.” The outlet reports that the children are under the age of 3.
The Des Moines Police Department said officers responded to the inferno to assist the fire department. Officers told Harrison to drop her kids out the window because heavy smoke prevented them from getting to the third floor, where her apartment was. More
Des Moines Police: “Early this morning, DMPD officers responded to assist DMFD with a structure fire at an apartment complex in the 3700 block of MLK Parkway. Officers arrived to find that heavy smoke was preventing their access to the 3rd floor.
Senior Police Officers Cole Johnson, Craig Vasquez, Tyler Kelley, and Casey Sanders quickly positioned themselves outside the building, and caught children that were dropped to them from a 3rd floor window. All are well…
Police have one of the most unappreciated, underpaid jobs ever. God bless these officers and please stay safe.
These gentlemen went above and beyond. A great example everyone should follow, no second thought to their own safety, putting the safety of others first, a stellar job! Thank you for your bravery.