Officer Marc Cobb-Adams and Officer Christian Sahlen will be honored as the 2012 Red Cross In the Line of Duty Heroes of the Year at the Red Cross Heroes Breakfast on October 13, 2012. Hawaii News Now will be recognizing this week as Red Cross Heroes Week; for more information, please go to www.hawaiiredcross.org.
During a routine call on September 11, 2011, police officers Cobb-Adams and Sahlen observed black smoke billowing from a high rise building on Ala Wai Boulevard. They immediately raced to the building, notified security of their observation, and activated the building’s fire alarm system to evacuate residents. Officer Cobb-Adams located the fire on the 7th floor and made a forced entry into the apartment where he found a distressed man with sustained burns on his body. Officer Cobb-Adams rescued the victim and took him to a safe area. Officer Sahlen arrived shortly after with a fire hose in hand, and both of the officers battled the blaze until the Honolulu Fire Department arrived. Both men are honored for saving the apartment residents from the fire and for their bravery in the face of danger.
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