Watch: Brave Iowa Cops Heroically Rescue 3 Children Dropped from 3rd Floor of Burning ApartmentMarch 21, 2019 18:36
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The brave Des Moines police officers, Iowa, have rescued a mother and her three kids from an ablaze apartment.
As per CCTV footage, four police officers heroically rescued all the three kids who were dropped from the third story window of the ablaze building by their terrified mother. The video has since gone viral.
The police officers are receiving all praise for their quick thinking and bravery. As per further reports, the family and other residents of the building were evacuated from the building unharmed.
The department said the officers quickly positioned themselves outside the building after emergency services were called in the early morning of March 19.
The footage from the scene shows the brave officers, identified as Cole Johnson, Craig Vasquez, Tyler Kelley, and Casey Sanders, helping the Des Moines firefighters with a blaze at an apartment block. Officers can be heard assuring the mother to throw the children - all aged three or under one by one to safety. One of the cops can be heard saying, “Ma’am, get all your kids by the window. Send them down, I got them. Drop them.”
Praising the momentous rescue, Des Moines police wrote on their Facebook page, “Please join us in thanking these officers, and those who serve with them, for leaving their homes every day to help make Des Moines the safe and secure city that it is!”
The first child drops into an officer’s arms can be heard crying but is comforted by the law enforcement official. They proceed the rescue calling out, “next one” before all the three children are saved. The cops were further heard comforting the distressed kids while rescue efforts continued to free their mom from the fire.
Although the cause of the fire is still unknown, it has been confirmed that all the residents of the building were rescued safely.
By Sowmya Sangam