NEW YORK (WABC) -- This First Responder Friday shout out follows a rescue just outside the office. Ridgefield NJ Police Sgt. Edward Schaefer walked out of the police station headquarters on Feb. 22nd to see smoke coming from a block away.
He went to the home where flames were coming out and kicked in the door to rescue a mother and child.
He's a 20-year veteran of the department and a father of four.
Other officers quickly joined him, and the fire department arrived to knock down the flames in less than 20 minutes.
Thank you Sgt. Schaefer for being a lifesaver!
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First Responder Friday: Ridgefield NJ Police Sgt. Edward Schaefer