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County Commission honors hero officer


Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Advanced Police Officer Robert Whitfield was honored by the county commission on Thursday after he rescued two people from a burning home last month on Old Grove Point Road.

Whitfield was on his way back to work when he saw the flames and rushed to the scene. He then ran into to help the residents of the burning home.

"Lately we've been getting a lot of thank yous from the citizens, as well as just being a police officer, thanking me for my service,” Whitfield said. “But here lately it's been crazy. People look at me and say hey you're the guy on the news. I saw you the other day, congratulations! It happened twice this morning before I came here."

Thanks to his actions, no one was injured.

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