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'I got you!' Moment hero cop catches family of six - including four young children...


Bodycam footage captured the moment a New York police officer saved a family of six from their burning home in upstate New York. 

Officer Mark Conklin of the Jamestown Police Department has been hailed a hero after he sprang in to help the Rivera family escape from their home when it was engulfed in flames early Monday. 

Conklin responded to a call about the fire at around 12.15am and arrived to find adults and children trapped upstairs in the house, the Jamestown Police Department said in a statement. 

The statement included a link to a GoFundMe for Hector and Brooke Rivera, who lived in the home with their four children ranging in age from three to 12 years old.  

Officer Conklin pulled double duty, requesting Jamestown Fire Department over his radio while standing next to the house radiating extreme heat to direct the family trapped in the burning home to jump from the upstairs window and proceeding to catch them.

Footage recorded by his body camera footage captures him running to the scene of the fire and asking witnesses for the address of the home while breathlessly radioing the police department with all the details. 

Once he arrives to the burning home, he looks up and tells residents of the home 'Jump! I got you! I got you!' before you see a blur fall from the window.