A rookie Plant City cop and his fiancé saw smoke from a house in the neighborhood. The didn’t hesitate going into the house to help people get out. These two definitely teamed up for an amazing rescue.
Mike Pietruskinski is a rookie police offer with Plant City and was just sworn in weeks ago. Mike was in the Navy and his fiancé, Sharon, was in the Air Force.
The mom from the house came running with one of her children, but two more kids were inside the house. Those kids are both non-verbal children with autism.
When Mike and Sharon entered the house they saw a couch that was on fire. After using a hose to put out that fire they searched for the kids. “I started yelling if you can hear my voice come towards it,” Mike said. Mike found one of the boys and got him out of the house safely, but there was still one more boy in the house.
Pasco Fire Rescue got to the house and Captain Craig Harris, Firefighter Timothy McCormick and Probationary Firefighter Joshua Casal entered the home to assist finding the second boy. They ended finding him in a bathroom shower with the water running with dense smoke all around.
Mike is being called a hero and the Plant City cop said, “I’m glad that I could help. And I would do it again.”
A rookie cop and his fiance on an evening walk ran into a neighbor's burning house to save two children from a fire. https://t.co/ENZEmo7sCw— ABC Action News (@abcactionnews) June 28, 2022
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