Bodycam video shows Louisville police officers save woman from 2nd floor of burning building

House fire 'rapidly' engulfing building, officials said

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Woman saved from burning building by KY police officers: bodycam video
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The department said all involved officers were nominated for awards for their heroic efforts during the emergency response.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Newly released body-worn camera footage shared by the Louisville Metro Police Department in Kentucky shows officers rescuing a woman trapped on the second floor of a burning building last month.

Police said they were notified of a structure fire that was "rapidly" engulfing a house in September. When five officers realized a woman was trapped on the second floor roof, they encouraged her to jump to them.

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Bodycam footage shared Tuesday showed the officers catching the woman as she dropped from above.

The department said all involved officers were nominated for awards for their heroic efforts during the emergency response.