Watch: NY cop catches residents jumping from upstairs house fire
Video shows Officer Mark Conklin sprinting toward the house, which is almost entirely engulfed by flames
By Suzie Ziegler
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — A police officer in upstate New York was heralded for his bravery after he saved multiple people trapped in a house fire on Monday.
Bodycam video shared by the Jamestown Police Department shows Officer Mark Conklin sprinting toward the house, which is almost entirely engulfed by flames.
According to the department, several occupants, including children, were trapped on the second floor. In the video, Conklin runs around the house directing the residents to safety. At one point, the officer tells an individual to jump from the upstairs window and catches them.
Chief Tim Jackson praised Conklin for his heroism.
“I can say that I have seen many examples of heroism over the years by officers. After watching the video of this incident and speaking to others involved, I can say that the actions of Officer Conklin were, to say the least, one of the most outstanding examples of bravery, heroism and exemplary service I have seen,” Jackson wrote on Facebook.