A Breezy Point, MN, couple lived to see the new year thanks to the heroics of three law enforcement officers, who rescued them from their burning home.
Around 2 a.m. on New Year’s Eve, Breezy Point Officer and paramedic Jason Rieber was about to go home at the end of his shift when he smelled fire in the air, Fox 9 reports.
Acting on instinct, Rieber raced in his patrol car and found a home ablaze with flames through the roof next to the chimney. A couple with health issues was sound asleep inside.
“Started banging on the door—I didn’t get any response," said Rieber.
He radioed fellow officers for backup and called firefighters.
When fellow officers arrived the three men pulled the couple out of the burning home.