Far too often when issued a traffic citation, we fail to realize these men and women are serving and protecting.
In the early morning hours on May 18, an Estevan police officer patrolling the streets and alleys spotted flames at the back of a house in the 1200 block of Sixth Street.
The officer ran to the house and started banging on the door to wake the occupants who were sleeping inside and happened to be unaware that the house was on fire.
A female opened the door and the first question from the officer was "are you alone in the house? " She said "no there's my baby and an adult in the bedrooms upstairs and another sleeping in the main floor bedroom."
Without hesitation the officer ran up the stairs to wake the adult and grabbed the two-year-old child and brought it to safety.
Hooray for the big blue and I don't mean the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. If not for the swift actions of this police officer, the lives of three adults and an infant would have been much different today.
Sincere gratitude to Estevan Police and fire departments and Red Cross.