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Chatham Police Officer Hailed A Hero After Saving Lives During Fire

A Chatham Police Officer is being hailed a hero after he rescued a woman from a building.  On December 18th, at 10:37 Am, Officer Robin Brachear responded to a report of a structure fire. When police arrived, Officer Brachear noticed smoke billowing out of the south window of the residence and a young toddler boy 2-3 running towards the home that was currently on fire.


Brachear exited his squad car and picked up the little boy bringing him to safety. He then entered through the front door of the home and saw so much smoke he couldn’t see the ceiling.  Bending down he saw a person attempting to put the fire out.  Brachear raced out to his squad car after seeing a person in distress.  He grabbed a fire extinguisher from his car and raced back in spraying the fire as best he could.  While there he located the woman in distress and escorted her outside the residence. Chatham Fire responded shortly thereafter.  


Brachear says he was worried that the little boy was going to run into the trailer and was frantic to get the woman out before she succumbed to smoke inhalation.  The Chatham Police Department commended Officer Brachear for his quick thinking and efforts on this call to risk his own life and safety to help others.  CPD also praised the Chatham Fire Department for their efforts in the blaze.  

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