SAVANNAH, GA (January 12, 2018) – In the early morning hours of Jan. 12, Metro officers with the Downtown Precinct responded to a structure fire in the 1100 block of Augusta Avenue.

Metro officers were first on scene, coming in contact with the fully engulfed structure. Two individuals made it out of the residence, with one person remaining inside. Officers heard movement in the home and sprang into action, kicking down the door. Officer Barrett Hood located the victim and began pulling him out while radioing for help.

Officers Kevin Toliver, Shaquille Brown and a Board of Education Officer, Arthur Bryant, responded and helped pull the victim to safety.

The victim sustained burn injuries and was transported to an area hospital.

“I am so proud of the bravery our officers showed today,” said Downtown Precinct Captain Cary Hill. “Danger was all around them, and they still did what they had to do to save a life. That’s what officers do.”