Rookie Lawrence, MA, police officer Ivan Soto was working on Andover Street Thursday night, helping people leave the city and preventing others from entering after a massive area gas leak sparked dozens of fires and hundreds of evacuations.
Meanwhile, Soto's own home in the Mount Vernon neighborhood was burning, police officers said.
Even when he was told about the fire, Soto continued working with fellow police officers in the Andover Street area.
A Go Fund Me fundraising account was started for the family on Thursday night.
As of Saturday morning, the page had surpassed its fundraising goal and had raised more than $60,000 in donations.
While agencies across the United States struggle to attract qualified recruit candidates, the Dallas Police Department welcomed 82 new recruits on Wednesday—the largest recruiting class in the department's storied history.
Deputies with the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office were called to the home of an elderly couple on Sunday evening who reported that they had an unwelcome visitor—a mountain lion that had been in pursuit of a neighbor's pet cat.
Officers with the Desert Hot Springs (CA) Police Department arrested three 14-year-old teenagers—two boys and a girl—on Sunday after "troubling social media posts" were reported to the police by a Desert Hot Springs Unified School District staffer.