He’s Not A Firefighter, But This Latino Saved 18 Lives From A Burning Building

A local police officer in Boston rescued not one, not two, but 18 people out of a burning building. But he doesn’t want to be called a hero.

Officer Luis Lopez was the first to arrive at the townhouse that caught fire in the middle of the night. He rushed to save 18 people, including four children.

“You could see the flames and it didn’t look good. As soon as I exited my cruiser, people started pointing to the building and yelling that there were still people inside,” Lopez told MyFoxBoston. “I immediately entered the building and started knocking on doors, kicking doors in and ordering people to evacuate the building.”

Although his acts were heroic, Lopez remains humble.

“While I appreciate the compliment. I’m not a hero. I’m a police officer. This is what we do. This is what we signed up for, and I’m grateful I was able to make a difference today,” he said. “I’m just happy everybody got out alive. One guy was sound asleep when I kicked in his door. I know I startled him but I’m just glad we got him out.”

If he doesn’t want to be called a hero, we’ll call him an angel.

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