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 officer with the Kilgore (TX) Police Department was dispatched over the weekend on an animal control call of an aggressive Pitbull. Upon arriving at the scene and locating the animal, he attempted to put the dog in the back seat of his squad car but the animal had other ideas, instead taking up residence in the front seat of the vehicle.
According to ABC News, initial reports that Sergeant Keith Shepherd had been shot were inaccurate, with further investigation revealing that he had suffered a serious fall that caused substantial damage to his skull.
On Friday afternoon, a 29-year-old officer with the New York Police Department was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound outside the Staten Island Police precinct where he worked. It was the third death by suicide suffered by the agency in the span of 10 days.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), in partnership with Maglite, will present a Hero Award to the Prince George's County (MD) Police Department for its extraordinary commitment to community engagement through its Prince George's County Police Athletic League (PAL).