(Michigan City, IN) - A Michigan City Police officer kicked in a door to rescue a man from his burning house.
Officer Angelo Davenport pulling up to a fire at Homer and Pine streets early Sunday, forced his way inside the two-story home a short distance from the A.K. Smith Career Center.
Billy Greene, who reported the fire, said he witnessed the officer race upstairs and come back down with a man he described as being in his 60s. The homeowner was walking with the assistance of the officer.
Firefighters soon arrived and began putting water on the blaze, which engulfed the residence.
Greene was getting ready for bed when he saw an “orange glow” out of his window. The fire seemed to Greene to have started in the attached garage and spread a short distance to the residence.
Greene woke up his mother and went outside wearing only his boxer briefs to report the fire and soon witnessed the officer’s heroic actions. After realizing someone lived at the residence, the officer busted open the door and soon came out with the homeowner.
At the same time, firefighters were battling a house fire on Ohio Street. They were called to that fire about 15 minutes before the blaze on Homer Street. So far, the Michigan City Fire Department has not shed light on the investigations into the fires or any other details.
Angelo Davenport was sworn into his position as a patrol officer in 2017.