ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – A Roswell police officer is being hailed a hero for saving a woman from her burning home.
Just after midnight Saturday, officer Chris King responded to a house on fire on the 300 block of Swinging Spear Road.
He got there before firefighters did and when he was told someone was trapped inside, he kicked the door open and went in.
King was able to pull the 39-year-old woman out, but both had to be rushed to the hospital. Neighbors say King collapsed, but he was later released from the hospital.
The woman remains there, and according to neighbors, she was badly hurt.