Last week, we wrote about an Atlantic City, New Jersey Police Officer, who is a hero.

It’s a great story about a police officer who went into a burning building to rescue a teenage girl and multiple animals.

It was a great idea for the Atlantic City Police Department to publicly release the body worn camera footage.

It provided the public with the opportunity to watch the actual video of an Atlantic City Police Officer at work.

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

Link: YouTube Video

This should done more often in order to provide the public with a glimpse of how dangerous the job of police officer is … and, to help inspire confidence in law enforcement.

It also gives the public an unvarnished view of exactly what police officer’s do on a daily basis.

Here’s a description of what Officer Flynn did. 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.

“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.

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

Thank you for your public service.

NOTE: Stockton University has collaborated with the Atlantic City and Pleasantville police departments on a project designed to inspire more confidence in law enforcement from the public.

The project is called Enhancing Procedural-Justness of Encounters Through Substantiation, or EPJETS,

We will provide more about this in a future article.

SOURCE: Captain Kevin Fair, Atlantic City Police Department.

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