The Austin Police Department has recognized three police officers who rescued a family from an apartment fire in northeast Austin.

For their efforts in the early morning hours of Dec. 11, Officer Brent Gray, Officer Ana Aguilar and Sgt. Robert Gilbert have been nominated for Meritorious Service Medals, APD said.

Officers responded after a 911 caller said she and her 10-year-old daughter were trapped during a fire, KXAN reports.

The officers helped rescue the 10-year-old girl from the balcony. The Austin Fire Department rescued the mother with a ladder, APD said.

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