‘I have got you!’ Moment hero cop catches family of six – including four young children – jumping out of burning New York house huis
- Jamestown Police Officer Mark Conklin responded to the house fire just after midnight on Monday
- Bodycam footage shows him running upstairs to help trapped occupants
- He is heard urging the family to jump out a window to safety veiligheid
- A GoFundMe confirmed that the house belonged to Hector and Brooke Rivera — who lived there with their four children, ages three to 12
- The house was completely destroyed, but the whole family got out safely
Bodycam footage captured the moment a New York police officer rescued a family of six from their burning New York home.
Jamestown Police Officer Mark Conklin has been hailed a hero after he jumped in to help the Rivera family escape from their home when it went up in flames early Monday.
Responding to a call about the fire around 12:15 p.m., Conklin found adults and children trapped upstairs in the home, Jamestown police said in a statement.
The statement included a link to a GoFundMe for Hector and Brooke Rivera, who lived in the house with their four children, ages three to 12.
Agent Conklin was responding to a call a block away when he ran to the burning house and asked witnesses for the address to alert authorities
Officer Conklin’s bodycam footage captured the house being overtaken by fire
According to a GoFundMe campaign, the home belonged to Hector and Brooke Rivera, who lived there with their four children, ages three to 12.
Officer Conklin did double duty, radioing the Jamestown Fire Department as he stood next to the house and radiated extreme heat to order the family trapped inside the burning house to jump out of the upstairs window and catch them. .
Footage from his body camera shows him running to the scene of the fire and asking witnesses for the address of the house, while breathlessly passing all the details to the police.
As soon as he arrives at the burning house, he looks up and says to the inhabitants of the house, ‘Spring! I have got you! I have got you!’ before you see a haze fall out the window.
The bodycam falls off at that moment and the Jamestown Police have not confirmed how many people Officer Conklin was able to save or their condition after the fire – but no deaths were reported in the incident, ABC news reported.
The department praised Conklin for his “heroism” and quick thinking, which they attributed to saving the family.
“I can say that I have seen many examples of heroism by officers over the years,” Jamestown Police Chief Tim Jackson said in a statement.
“After watching the video of this incident and speaking to others involved, I can say that Officer Conklin’s actions were, to say the least, one of the most striking examples of courage, heroism and exemplary service I have seen.”
The community works together to care for the Rivera family, who lost all their belongings in the fire that completely destroyed their home (pictured)
The Jamestown Police Department linked a GoFundMe to Brooke and Hector Rivera, the family who “tragic lost their entire home and possessions in a house fire in Jamestown NY on July 18, 2021,” according to the fundraiser that has raised more than $3,000 to date. has yielded
“We, the Jamestown Police Department, are honored that officers like Mark Conklin work with the Jamestown Police Department,” Jackson added.
According to the description on GoFundMe, the Rivera family tragically lost their entire home and possessions in a house fire.
Brooke and Hector are a hardworking family with 4 shared children: Hailey (12), Hazel (3), Hayden (5) and Hannah (7),” it read.
“They have been residents of Jamestown for a long time and have literally lost everything. They don’t have insurance as far as I know. 100% of the donations will go towards future housing, living expenses and replacement of their possessions to start their lives again.’
The GoFundMe raised more than $3,000 Tuesday morning.