Thursday night Officer Jeremy Wallace of the Dothan (Ala.) Police Department responded to an emergency dispatch call of a fire at a home. Wallace was the first of emergency personnel on the scene of the fire and pulled two people from the burning house.
Informed by dispatch that people were possibly inside, including a blind woman who was also an amputee. “I just felt like I needed to get in there and get these people out,” Wallace told the Dothan Eagle. “I could hear them screaming. I just did what I thought was right.”
Wallace went to a side door and found it cracked open. As he entered the home he found what initially appeared, amid thick smoke, to be a woman.
“I couldn’t see because there was so much smoke. She was just kind of standing over him, I guess like a protective mom, but they were both screaming,” Wallace said. “I just kind of picked her up and carried her outside, and I just kind of picked him up off the floor like a sack a potatoes.”