• St. Paul police officer rescues 4 young kids from burning duplex

    10 days ago - By Bésame

    A St. Paul police officer rescued four children, ages 3 to 7, from heavy smoke and flames in their home this week.
    Bill Beaudette, a law enforcement officer of 29 years, was patrolling on the East Side Thursday morning. It was a quiet shift, but he knew something was wrong when he saw smoke in the area of Case Avenue and Forest Street.
    A duplex was on fire and Beaudette contacted the fire department. He helped a resident from the upper unit get outside and, when she mentioned there may be children downstairs, Beaudette knew something had to be done.
    “I was trying to wait for the fire...
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