Thread: One good cop...
04-18-2002, 06:21 PM #1
One good cop...
Thought this was worth everyone seeing. Sure, we all like making fun of the cops, but once in a while...
Cop Rescues Couple From Burning House
4/17/2002 10:33 pm
A Reno police officer was called a hero on Wednesday for rescuing an elderly couple from a burning home.
Officer Jeff Bond walked into the burning cottage on Mill Street through heavy smoke to escort the couple to safety, authorities said.
"It was obviously a heroic effort," Reno Fire Marshal Larry Farr said. "It was a pretty courageous thing to do."
Spotting the fire may have saved the life of the couple, Farr said. The Fire Department is considering a commendation for Bond, he said.
Bond, 41, a 16-year veteran of the Reno Police Department, was patrolling near Mill Street and Rock Boulevard about 2:15 a.m. when he smelled smoke, police said.
Bond traced the smoke to a cottage in the 4700 block of Mill Street. He pounded on the door to wake the residents. When he got no response, Bond broke a window, getting the attention of a woman inside, fire officials said.
But the couple was disoriented by heavy smoke, police said, so Bond went into the home and escorted them outside.
Firefighters arrived shortly after Bond got the couple out of the house.
Bond declined to comment.
The residents, 81-year-old Frank Ferrari and his 62-year-old wife, were treated for mild smoke inhalation. Farr said the couple is staying with their son.
The Ferraris could not be reached for comment.
Bond was treated for a cut hand and smoke inhalation, Farr said.
Farr said the accidental fire was caused by an electrical problem in the attic. He did not have a damage estimate, but said the home is uninhabitable.
Marilyn Newton/RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL
Firefighters battle a blaze that damaged the house at 4107 Mill St. early Wednesday morning.Fire service survival tips:
1) Cook at 350...
2) Pump at 150...
3) When in doubt, isolate and deny entry...
4) When in trouble, claim lack of adult supervision.
04-19-2002, 11:16 AM #2
Being a full-time cop and a "paid-on-call" firefighter, I have a unique prospective on such things. I think any "mature" cop or firefighter can take a little jestful jabbing about how one is better than the other. The real truth is that most of us in either profession will do whatever it takes to save a life. This is just an example of many of the times the cops arrive first and take the risk to save a life. We read on here from time to time about firefigthers who happen upon criminal acts and take appropriate measures to save lives and property.
Kudos to Officer Bond... and Kudos to all Public Safety Officials who can see beyond the petty differences we all have and do what it takes to make this world a better place! God bless you all and remember to Stay Safe!Richard Nester
Orrville (OH) Fire Dept.
"People don't care what you know... until they know that you care." - Scott Bolleter
04-19-2002, 12:41 PM #3
- Join Date
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- Richmond, VA
Without a doubt...Bravo Zulu to those Police Officers who go beyond the call, crossing the barriers of"position description" to accomplish the mission of public safety.
However, you will not see me beating anyone about the head and shoulders with the pike pole for commision of anything less than a felony.This of course excludes those souls who try to abscond with my banana pudding w/ nilla wafers-they get the pick axe.....Rob
"Well done is better than well said" - B. Franklin
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