Officers in the Bronx saved a man from a burning building on Monday after they were alerted to the fire while on patrol. Police Officers Velger and Philips, assigned to the 42 Precinct, were driving in their police vehicle when a community member waved them down and pointed to the burning home. The duo entered the residence on Freeman Street and found an 87-year-old man on the floor of his smoke filled kitchen. The man was conscious, but disoriented due to the large amount of smoke in the room. The officers carried him to safety and began first aid until the arrival of EMS who took the man to a local hospital.
— NYPD 42nd Precinct (@NYPD42Pct) December 8, 2015