This is a great story, and, an Atlantic City, New Jersey Police Officer is a bonafide hero.

You have the rare opportunity to watch the actual body worn camera footage of a hero police officer at work. The link to the body cam video is at the bottom of our article.

According to the Atlantic City Police Department:

On Sunday, May 26, 2024, at 12:58 AM, Officer Riley Flynn was patrolling in the 800 block of north Maryland Avenue when he observed a commotion outside of a residence. Upon investigating further, he noticed smoke coming from a residence, and a person handing out of a second-floor window. Officer Flynn quickly learned that there was a fire. He kicked in the front door and made entry into the smoke-filled resi-dence. He made his way to the second floor where he contacted the 17-year-old female that was at the window and led her outside to safety. Officer Flynn re-entered the residence to help locate the family's pets including three dogs and one cat. He safely rescued the cats and dogs from the residence.

This is the stuff that legends are made from.

What courage and presence of mind was demonstrated by Atlantic City Police Officer Riley Flynn.

“I commend Officer Flynn for his quick actions in not only rescuing a teenager, but also going back inside to rescue the animals who I know are part of their family," said Atlantic City Police Chief James Sarkos.

We have also confirmed that The Atlantic City Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.

The fire started in the kitchen.

Here is a link to Officer Flynn’s body cam footage. You almost never get to see something link this. It is so powerful.

Link: YouTube Video

We take this opportunity to proudly salute Atlantic City Police Office Riley Flynn … You are a hero.

Thank you for your public service.

SOURCE: Captain Kevin Fair, Atlantic City Police Department.

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