Police officers stay in burning house to save paralyzed man

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Two Tennessee deputies put their own lives at risk to save four people, including a paralyzed man, from a dangerous house fire. (KTRK)

Two Tennessee deputies put their own lives at risk to save four people, including a paralyzed man, from a dangerous house fire.

What started as a small grease fire quickly filled the home with smoke and flames. Four people were inside, three of them disabled.

A caretaker called 911, and Shelby County deputies Daniel Wilson and Crystal Davis were the first on the scene.

Without hesitation, they ran into the burning home.

"We weren't going to just stand outside and let him stay inside that house while it was burning," Wilson told WMC-TV.

The caretaker and two other escaped with help from Deputies Wilson and Davis, but a paralyzed man was trapped in the back bedroom.

Despite pleas from the man for the two deputies to leave him behind, both stayed inside the fiery home until firefighters arrived with tools to save him -- putting their lives on the line to save a man who couldn't save himself.

"I'm not a hero, okay? I am just doing my job, and I am glad that everybody was safe," Davis said.
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