MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – Several Morris County officers were praised for their quick action during a house fire in Morristown last month
On Sunday, Aug. 20, Morris County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Police Officer Alyssa Jodexnis was heading home when she noticed the presence of smoke on Ridgedale Avenue in Morristown.
Officer Jodexnis reported seeing visible flames and dialed 9-1-1. She then quickly directed residents to a safe area and then proceeded to evacuate the neighboring apartments.
Within minutes, Morristown Bureau of Police Officers Michael Alberto and Gregory Hanley arrived and continued to evacuate residents.
Officer Alberto quickly realized that one of the occupants had gone back into the burning structure. At risk to his own safety, Alberto immediately entered the structure, directed the individual to evacuate, and led the resident to a safe area.
Officers Riley Cedar, Jorge Ramirez, Detective John Sweetman, and Morris Township Lieutenant Clay Boeinghaus arrived to assist with evacuations and ensure scene safety.
All officers worked quickly in clearing the multi-unit structure and ensuring the safety of the residents and the surrounding community.
“The actions of our officers reflect credit to themselves and the Morristown Bureau of Police,” officials said.