OMAHA, Neb. - Men and women become police officers to help people in need. One police officer was thrown into the fire on his very first day -- literally.
Omaha officers Robbie Goering-Jenson and Anthony Abboud were on their way to a call when they saw flames bursting from a home on Sunday.
Abboud had just graduated from the academy on Friday!
Both men ran into the burning home that had a family of five inside.
Abboud was okay, but Goerig-Jenson had to transported to a hospital for smoke inhalation.
"I thank that citizen, I thank the police, I thank the Omaha Fire Department because they were all helpful," said Shameka Damper.
Damper's parents are in their 80s and her three siblings all have physical disabilities. They all survived the fire without any injuries.
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