Three Long Island police officers rushed into a burning home to rescue an unconscious woman as her panicking husband screamed that his wife was still in the house.
Officers Darrell Randolph, Jesse Zuckerman and Ronald Racioppi responded to the fire Thursday night and arrived to see the house fully engulfed and flames shooting out of the windows. A man was screaming that his wife was inside the burning home.
The officers made a split-second decision to go in and found the 67-year-old woman unconscious on the floor, about 15 feet from the front door.
"We got down as low as we possibly could because the heat was too intense when we stood up," said Racioppi. "Some of the windows were blowing so we just crawled to her."
Zuckerman said the other two grabbed his back and his arms and then the woman's legs, and pulled the woman from the inside of the hosue to the front door.
The woman and her 71-year-old husband were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. Both are expected to be OK.
Neighbors are praising the officers for their bravery.
"The police here do a good job, and quickly," said Angel Gaston of Brentwood.