Police officers dedicate their lives to protecting the innocent and helpless from harm and those who wish to inflict it, whether or not they’re on duty.
So when Australian police officer Stephanie Bochorsky, who wasn’t on duty at the time, heard a woman screaming from an apartment, she burst in to see what was going on. She followed the noise and quickly made her way to a child’s room and discovered a three-year-old little girl standing in her bed with her entire head engulfed in flames.
Bochosky grabbed a blanket and tried to put the fire out and then noticed the girl’s father, Edward Herbert, standing naked and pouring gasoline on his seven-year-old who was laying in bed. Bochosky gave her testimony in court this week and explained that when she ordered Herbert to stop and move away, he just stared blankly at her.
“He was just staring at me and her,” Bochosky said. “So my main concern was to get the flames extinguished.” The brave cop picked the toddler up and dragged the older girl outside and rushed them to her neighboring home. She rushed the toddler into the bathroom and poured water on her until an ambulance arrived.
The little girl was rushed to the hospital and treated for the severe burns that covered 13% of her body, but would have been much worse if Bochosky hadn’t intervened and rescued the children from their sick father, who claimed he did it because the little girl was ‘too beautiful.’
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[Featured image: The West Australian]