In Hilltown Township, Pennsylvania, two police officers heroically saved a horse from a fire. One of the policemen’s body cameras caught the rescue, which reveals the heroic men’s determination to help the captive animal.
On Thursday, Hilltown Township Police Department got a call after a fire broke out at a farm just outside the city. Minutes after, Officers Matthew Reiss and Cristian Hanus arrived at the scene. By the time they arrived, everyone at the farm including the horse have been taken to safety, less the horse Phoebe who got stuck inside the burning barn.
Officer Reiss went to rescue the horse, while officer Hanus followed him behind, after learning from one of the farm’s workers that a horse was still held hostage inside. The intrepid policemen braved the flames and, with the aid of a horse trainer at the property, managed to get Phoebe to safety.
It wasn’t simple, though, because the horse became afraid and confused and refused to go, forcing the cops to drag him out!
“She was obviously afraid,” Lena Obernesser, a riding instructor at the farm, told CBSNews. “However, the cops were wonderful, they rushed right in.” “When I first viewed the film, I was really taken aback. “Oh my God, thank God they were here,” I said.
Fortunately, both the horse and his savior survived with relatively minor injuries. The adrenaline, according to the policemen who were on their first animal rescue mission, led them directly to the blazing barn.
“It was an absolute moment of excitement and adrenaline dump,” officer Reiss said. “Minimal injuries to both he and I, and we were out there, so good work!” While officer Hanus said: “The adrenaline was pumping. Definitely going to go down in the books as one of the most memorable!”
You can watch the dramatic moment, here: