A New Jersey cop on duty at the scene of a house fire is a hero! Patrolman Travis Sodon rescued a small brown dog trapped on a second-floor porch while attending a house fire in August.

There weren’t any people at home, but there were two dogs. “What about the dogs?” Sodon says during the rescue. “No, I ain’t gonna go in there. I’m thinking about, we got a ladder or something that we can get the dogs?”

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Sodon didn’t have a ladder so he improvised with the scaffolding from the side of the house and a chair that was passed by fellow officers. Sodon was able to grab the dog and pass them down to other officers on the scene.

Firefighters attending the scene found another dog in the rear. “The police department shared the video and news on Facebook. “I am happy to share the body-worn camera footage from this rescue, as it is a fine example of the extraordinary work that our first responders do on a day-in, day-out basis,” Police Chief David Rossbach wrote on Facebook.“Patrolman Sodon risked his personal safety to rescue the dog with assistance from Fire Chief Sheehan, Sergeant Phair, and the good samaritans who stopped to assist. Patrolman Sodon is going to be presented with a meritorious service award ay a later date to recognize his daring efforts. Great job by all.”

 

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