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New Whiteland Police Officer Pulls Family from Burning Home
(December 29, 2005)

OFFICER RESCUES FIRE VICTIMS

Midday on Thursday, December 29, 2005, the New Whiteland Police Dispatch received an emergency call reporting a residence fire on Ashland Avenue in New Whiteland. New Whiteland Police Officer Kenny Polley responded to the scene, arriving within moments. Officer Polley found very heavy smoke engulfing the area making it difficult to breath and see; More importantly, he found there was still people inside the home. Officer Polley removed at least one young child through a window, and a woman suffering from severe smoke inhalation and asthma from the burning home. Despite the dangerous conditions, Polley then returned to the home again to rescue two pets from the house.

The Sheriff's Office salutes the actions of

New Whiteland Police Officer Kenny Polley.

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