'Keep breathing': Video shows officers rescuing woman from burning house

Five officers were named Law Enforcement Officers of the Year for their actions that day


Centre Daily Times

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — On March 18, 2021, State College police officers were first on the scene of a house fire, where they worked quickly to rescue the woman trapped inside.

On Tuesday, five officers were named Law Enforcement Officers of the Year for their actions the day, some of which was captured from body camera footage worn by officer Dean Woodring. Following the award ceremony, the Centre County District Attorney's Office released video showing the rescue for the first time.

The video shows the officers battling excessive heat and smoke as they made contact with the woman, dragged her out and pleaded with her to "keep breathing."

Images in the video were blurred to protect the woman's identity.

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