City police officer enters house fire, saves 3 lives

Posted: December 8th, 2011 by Militant Libertarian

Mili Note: A rare example of a cop doing what a cop is supposed to do.

by Lindsey Erin Kroskob, WyomingNews

Police officer Ginger Peterson probably saved three lives last Thursday morning. But she says she was just doing her job.

Peterson was the first responder at a house fire at 2229 E. 19th St. When she arrived, the top west corner of the home was engulfed and flames were coming from an upstairs apartment window.

“There were a woman and two small children in the yard,” she said. “I got out of the car and asked if they were all right. I asked if there was anyone else in the house, and she said yes, in the basement.”

So Peterson immediately went to the back of the house and entered the basement apartment.

“I knocked on the door and pretty much just let myself in,” she said. “There were three people in the basement; one was still in bed. I told them that the house was on fire upstairs and told them they needed to get out.”

The basement residents stayed warm in a neighbor’s house, but Aubrie Pickens as well as her children, 7-year-old Jayden and 4-year-old Collin, didn’t have anywhere to go.

So Peterson wrapped them in her coat, grabbed a couple of stuffed toys and stickers from her trunk and kept them warm in her patrol car.

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Comments (2)


  1. Ginger Peterson should follow the lead of FORMER tax-feeding GUNvernment enforcer Bradley Jardis and find constructive endeavors outside of the tax-feeder bureaucrat/enforcer/mercenary GUNvernment.

    Introducing our friend and FORMER enforcer Bradley Jardis:

    Another question regarding the fire…why didn’t the upstairs resident(woman in yard)…why the hell didn’t she attempt to alert and evacuate the downstairs apartment!?!

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