Hurricane police officer honored for heroism

Hurricane police officer honored for heroism

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HURRICANE, Utah (AP) -- He's got no cape, mask, or spidery web but to Barbara Smiley, Hurricane police officer Steve Johnson is still a super hero.

Johnson pulled the disabled Smiley from her burning home in August. Smiley is paralyzed from the waist down and was trapped when her house caught fire.

Johnson and another officer were in the area, saw the smoke and came to investigate.

When neighbors told police Smiley and some kids were still inside, Johnson rushed in without hesitating and carried Smiley to safety.

He says any other officer would have done the same.

The Hurricane City Council has recognized Johnson for his heroism with an award.

Smiley's home and all its contents were destroyed.


Information from: The Spectrum

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