Police officers who ran into burning house honoured with medals
A fire broke out inside a Brant Road home on New Year's Day. (Jan. 1, 2017)
Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 5:35PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:56AM EST
A Brantford police officer and two officers from Brant were among six who were recognized for brave acts of outstanding courage.
Const. Jeremy Morton of Brantford and Const. Paul Drake and Const. Chris Thompson of Brant were honoured with the Ontario Medal for Police Bravery Tuesday night.
The three officers managed to save a person who was trapped inside a burning home on New Year’s Day.
Const. Morton was first to arrive on scene after he was alerted to fire by a motorist.
The officer rushed inside to assist a victim believed to be trapped in the upper level of the home but was unable to locate the individual.
On his third attempt the officer was joined by the two other officers from Brant.
It was later learned that the man that they had been looking for was not at home, but at a neighbours house nearby.
All three officers were taken to hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.
No one was injured in the fire.