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Posted on: February 14, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Three officers receive commendations for actions at house fire

2018 Dec awardOn December 19, 2017, at approximately 2320 hours police and firefighters responded to a reported house fire on Colony Street. It was also reported that a disabled person was trapped in the house. Shortly after, Officers Conor Hogan, Vincenzo Infante, & Seth Petzing arrived at the scene. It was a working fire and a female victim was trapped inside yelling for help. The victim was in the kitchen and could not get out of the house without physical assistance.  Working together, the officers pulled the victim to the rear door but could not get her physically out of the house. The house was cluttered with debris and navigating through the house was very difficult. A firefighter entered the home and was able to physically get her out of the house to safety. The victim, a 53-year-old female was transported to a burn center in critical condition. The actions of the officers and firefighter saved the victim from certain death. For their actions, the three officers were awarded the Lifesaving Commendation. Pictured from left: Chief Gould, Officers Petzing, Infante and Hogan.

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