St. Charles Salutes a Community Hero

Friday, July 15, 2011

A brave Sheriff’s Officer rescues an entire family from a fire at their home on the morning of July 5th.

At 3:23am, Corporal William Jackson responded to the townhouse inferno in the 11800 block of Oak Manor Drive in Waldorf.  The caller, an occupant of the house, said he saw smoke and flames coming from the kitchen area and indicated he was trapped in his bedroom.  Corporal Jackson arrived within minutes and tried to enter the house, but the front door was locked. Corporal Jackson kicked the door open and yelled for the occupants but no one answered.

Despite heavy smoke, Jackson proceeded upstairs where he forced open several bedroom doors. He safely removed five occupants including three adults and two children ages 13 and 17. Firefighters responded and extinguished the fire that was mostly contained in the kitchen. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

“Corporal Jackson’s heroics remind us of the valiant work performed every day by our police, fire, EMS, and Corrections personnel,” said Craig Renner of the St. Charles Companies. “We salute him for his bravery and courage, and wish to take this moment to again honor all those who work to keep our community safe.”

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