Hasbrouck Heights police officer rescues woman in wheelchair from burning home

A Hasbrouck Heights police officer is being praised for his heroism while on the job.

News 12 Staff

Aug 4, 2022, 2:30 AM

Updated 691 days ago

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A Hasbrouck Heights police officer is being praised for his heroism while on the job.
Patrolman Christopher Connors responded to a house fire on Baldwin Terrace on Monday.
A woman at the home told Connors that her daughter was on the second floor and couldn’t get out because she uses a wheelchair.
Connors rain upstairs and carried the daughter out of the house to safety.
The patrolman says he was only doing his job.
"I don't do this job to be labeled as a hero. I do this job because I love helping people, and that's the epitome of this job,” he says. “I think it's a great opportunity to show that I do care, and the police do care, and the firemen do care for the residents. I'm just doing what my training and my experience has taught me to do."
Hasbrouck Heights Police Chief Joseph Rinke called Connors a selfless person and an outstanding officer.


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