Attached is a portion of Officer Mark Conklin’s Body Worn Camera Footage from a house fire on July 19th, 2021.
While handling a call for service on Baker Street, Officer Mark Conklin was alerted to a possible house fire on William Street. Without hesitation, Officer Conklin ran to the scene where he found a house engulfed in flames with children and an adult trapped in the upstairs of the residence.
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While requesting the Jamestown Fire Department over his radio and standing next to extreme heat, Officer Conklin directed the trapped occupants to jump from the upstairs window and proceeded to catch them.
I can say that I have seen many examples of heroism over the years by officers. After watching the video of this incident and speaking to others involved, I can say that the actions of Officer Conklin were, to say the least, one of the most outstanding examples of bravery, heroism, and exemplary service I have seen.
We, the Jamestown Police Department, are honored to have officers such as Mark Conklin working in the Jamestown Police Department.
Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.
A big thank you to the members of the Jamestown NY Fire Department Local 137 for their efforts in fighting the blaze.
Chief Tim Jackson - Jamestown Police Department
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