Skip to comments.Mailman Saves Family’s Burning Home, Continues On His Route
Posted on 10/24/2013 3:41:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Detroit mail carrier Darrian Crutcher (pictured) doesnt think hes a hero just because he put out a house fire, that started in a second floor bedroom home located along his route, on Tuesday morning. According to firefighters, Crutchers act of bravery saved not only the home, but most importantly, the owners life. The lifesaving tool the hero used to save the day was a mere garden hose, reports My Fox Atlanta.
Crutcher was delivering mail when he came upon a house with an upper level floor that was on fire. There was a woman in the home and a child outside of the residence. Without pause, Crutcher saw a garden hose on the side of the home, dragged it inside, hooked it up, and then went to the second floor of the home to put out the raging flames.
The homeowner, Carolyn Patterson, who spoke to My Fox Atlanta said, It really was burning! He was spraying [the fire] down and everything and knocked [the fire] down quite a bit, Patterson says. I think this room probably wouldve burned up. I really do, she said.
Firefighters who responded to the call applaud the postal worker for a job well done and, according to David Weems, who is a member of the Detroit Fire Department, Crutcher has just the right stuff to join the firefighting ranks. Crutcher stayed on the scene until firefighters had everything under control and then went on his way to continue delivering the mail. I said, Ok, they are there. The real firemen is here now so I can go ahead and do my job, Crutcher told My Fox Atlanta.
Weems asked Crutcher if whether the reality of the situation had hit him yet and if he had thought about the fact that he had risked his life to save another. Crutcher responded by stating, No, I didnt think that. I just seen a lady in the house and a young kid outside. I just go in and do it. I know if I if somebody seen me like that I wish they would do me like that, too.
Who said a hero aint nothing but a sandwich?
Heroes are not born, they arise when the situation needs one.
And in unlikely places.
That post man deserves a big reward!
Give him a one way ticket out of that cesspool city!
Sometime during every mans life there will come a time when he can be a hero or a goat.
Hopefully he makes the right decision./
Wow. Got grammar? How old is this guy? Ooops...sorry....How old am this guy?
I’m a fan of proper grammar, but I think I’ll give this man a pass.
Good grammer isn’t a pre-requisite to valor.
We do this stuff all the time, it amuses me how by being picked up by the media it becomes an heroic act.
Wow. Got grammar?
He’s Black, consequently speaks like many Blacks do.
Nice to be reminded that there are still good people out there...
He looks like a sweet and genial man. I bet he lives with his wife and their kids.
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