May 2nd, 2009 07:40 PM
Officer gets family out of burning home - Roanoke.com
Officer gets family out of burning home
A Radford police officer is being credited with rescuing a family from their burning home last weekend.
Officer Lemmie Sanders was called at about 6:20 a.m. April 25 to a house in the 1200 block of Tyler Avenue.
The back deck of the house was engulfed in flames and called for the fire department, according to a city news release.
He knocked on the door until one of the adult residents inside awoke. Working together, they woke up three other sleeping adults and a 2-year-old child, all of whom escaped without injury.
Fire Chief Lee Simpkins said in the release that what Sanders did, "was pretty amazing. He probably saved those people's lives."
Sanders said, "I'm just glad I got there when I did."
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. It fire caused approximately $200,000 in damage to the home.
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May 2nd, 2009 10:59 PM
Officers like this make me proud to wear a badge. He certainly has brought honor and respect to all. Ataboy as well.
May 2nd, 2009 11:04 PM
Thumbs up buddy,He was in the right place at the right time
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May 16th, 2009 11:34 AM
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May 16th, 2009 11:38 AM
Good job. I'm curious as to how long he knocked to wake an adult, and at what point would he have kicked in the door?
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May 16th, 2009 11:50 AM
It is good to see positive reporting, doesn't happen often, drama sells better
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May 16th, 2009 11:50 AM
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May 17th, 2009 12:01 AM
Perhaps the door appeared to be capable of effectively resisting his best efforts to force it open. Isn't that what your door is like?
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May 17th, 2009 05:45 AM
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