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Donna fire chief, police officers recognized for heroic act

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The fire chief and four police officers — who risked their lives to pull a paralyzed man from a burning home — were recognized this month at a City Commission meeting.

Eleazar Olivos’ house in the 200 block of N. 11th St. went up in flames about 4 p.m. July 12, said Lt. Rick Suarez of the Donna Police Department. By the time first-responders arrived, the home was fully engulfed.

Officers and firefighters on scene heard pleas for help coming from inside the home. It was a terrified Olivos, who was trapped in his bedroom.

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