The flames and smoke were tearing through the house in Hasbrouck Heights when the cops arrived.

Police Officer Christopher Connors didn't hesitate to run into the home knowing there were people still inside.

According to a report from the Daily Voice, the officer was met by an elderly family member who pointed out that the 65-year-old woman was trapped on the second floor as the fire quickly spread from the kitchen to the upper floor of the house.

The officer raced up the stairs and was able to get the woman from her chair and carry her out of the house for safety.

Imagine the fear she was experiencing before she saw the officer; smelling the smoke, feeling the heat, and having no way to get herself up from the chair and down the stairs.

Thanks to the EMT and firefighters on the scene who helped the victims and got the fire extinguished within 45 minutes from the initial call.

Cullan Smith via Unsplash
Cullan Smith via Unsplash

We all owe a debt of gratitude to officers like today's #BlueFriday honoree Officer Chris Connors.

Hero cops that are ready willing and able to risk their own lives and safety to help a complete stranger. As I have said many times over the years, being a police officer is not a job, not a career, it is truly a calling.

Never forget that there is a thin line between civilization and savagery and that line is Blue.

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