Jonesboro officer honored for saving man's life

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-  A Jonesboro Police officer was honored Tuesday for rescuing a man in an apartment that was on fire.

A fire broke out last Friday at an apartment on State St. Officer Brett Mann said he noticed a problem when smoke was coming from the building. Officer Mann then risked his life by going into the burning building and saving the man inside.

Mann said, "one man ran up to me and told me there was somebody possibly in the apartment. As I got closer to the apartment, I could hear some moaning from inside. Made entry and was able to drag the guy back to the front room."

Officer Mann has worked with the JPD for almost five years.

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