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.
An Illinois man has been charged by the U.S. Attorney's Office after police say he traveled to Minnesota to participate in a demonstration that quickly devolved into a riot, and that he had handed out explosive devices to people gathered and told them to throw the weapons at police.
Los Angeles Police Chief Michael Moore on Monday defended the actions of officers who used a police vehicle to push aside rioters who were reportedly threatening them on Sunday in downtown Los Angeles.
Two people—one a so-called human rights activist and another an attorney with a Manhattan law firm—were arrested over the weekend for throwing a Molotov Cocktail at a New York Police Department patrol vehicle, leaving it charred from the flames.