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San Antonio Police Officer Rescues Children From Burning Building

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San Antonio Police Officer Timmy Bowen was driving around in his patrol car with his partner when noticed smoke coming out of an apartment building. His quick eye resulted in his acting as the first responder to the emergency.

Thankfully, the 20-year veteran of the police department knew how to handle the situation. “I could hear the kids screaming, but I didn’t know where they were coming from,” Bowen told KHOU. Soon, he located the second-story apartment after a 9-year-old girl opened the blinds to reveal four children enduring the awful smoke.

Bowen talked three of the children (ranging in age from 4-10 years old) into jumping down to safety into his arms. Firefighters arrived and quickly entered the building to rescue the 4-year-old who was frozen in fright.

Once all the children reached safety, they posed for a sweet photo with Bowen.

After receiving praise for his actions Bowen said, “It’s nothing that I guarantee any other officer on the team wouldn’t have done. We’re not the enemy. We’re here to help. We’re not here to inflict death or pain on anyone. We’re here to help white, black, Hispanic, Asian. We’re all the same person.”