A Mobile police officer and an officer in training are credited with saving the life of senior citizen by carrying him downstairs and out of his burning northwest Mobile home.
“I was just helping a guy out, you know, just doing my job,” said Officer Ronald Hannah Jr.
Hannah and Michael Motykiewicz, an officer in training, were on their way to a report of suspicious activity near Cody and Howells Ferry roads Tuesday morning when they noticed heavy smoke coming from a house on Gentilly Drive.
They called to alert the fire department. But as the first to arrive on the scene, the 2 acted quickly.
“We pulled up and started knocking on the door, trying to make contact,” said Hannah, 27, who has been a Mobile police officer for about a year.