Sunday, May 12, 2013

CPD Fire Rescue

  • A Chicago cop who was a block away when he heard a call about a fire in a three-story apartment building in Lawndale rushed over and helped several people get out safely Saturday morning.

    Ogden District Officer Edward Leighton got to the building in the 1900 block of South Drake Avenue, kicked down the door of the unoccupied first-floor apartment, then went on to the second floor, where he knocked in the door and found a mother helping her 8-year-old son with his homework.

    Leighton said Zabrina Washington, 33, told him she’d seen smoke but didn’t realize the fire was coming from her building.

    After escorting Washington, her six children, their five dogs and their cat outside to safety, Leighton went back in and up to the third-floor apartment, where he kicked in the door and, finding himself faced with a wall of smoke, ran back downstairs and tried but couldn’t get in through the back of the building.

    He saw a 54-year-old woman in the third-floor window, had her keep her head out the window in the fresh air and talked with her to keep her calm until firefighters arrived and, using a rescue ladder, brought her down safely and gave her oxygen.

A very good job by the Officer.

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56 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Ed! No hunting for booty dope on 16th for you today!

5/12/2013 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go J-Lo

5/12/2013 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to Eddie, you make the scrapyard proud. Lol

5/12/2013 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Hero! Now call me I have been trying to reach you on Facebook.

5/12/2013 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're a Super Hero Officer Leighton....the City is lucky to have you in its midst. Bravo.

5/12/2013 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job officer!

Beers on me if I ever see you out!

5/12/2013 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great way to make your mom proud today!

5/12/2013 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job Officer!

Yes... We can use all the positive press we can get.

Actually... If a fractional percentage of the good and blessed things that Policemen do in this thankless, ungracious, wholly forsaken By God city, were to ever gain media exposure, there would be no room for the political and media whores to advance their hateful anti-Police/anti-taxpayer agenda.

5/12/2013 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good work office!

I wonder if they drew a CR for damage to the door he kicked in?

5/12/2013 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good work, office.

5/12/2013 01:30:00 AM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

I'll start with a tip of the chapeau for Officer Leighton. Nice work, son.

Now, if I may, allow me to make a few inquiries and observations regarding other facets of this story.



6 kids? At just 33? She must have a great job and work lots of overtime to provide for that brood.

No inquiry by the media as to the whereabouts of the children's father? I wonder where he was at for this near catastrophe. < snicker! >

5 dogs? Can I assume they're of the American Pitbull Terrier breed? Them are decent sized dogs that eat a lot. Wonder what it costs to feed them all, not to mention license and inoculate them year to year.

Section 8 apartment? How many bedrooms in that place? What's the rule on number of tenants-to-bedroom ratio? What about that pack of canines? They're allowed also? Seems a tad unsanitary.

Kids doing homework early on a Saturday morning? NEVER. Especially in Lawndale. You have a better chance of getting struck by lightening while holding the winning Powerball ticket.

Working smoke detectors in the joint? Guess not since mama thought the smoke was coming from elsewhere.

Time to add a 22nd category to the Pulitzer Prize and award it for best in the "Ghetto Bullshit" class.

C'mon, media whores! Ask some of these questions. If anything, we'd get some comedic relief in the answers.

5/12/2013 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous 11th Dist King said...

Give the PO a life saving award, and great job.

I only have one question, a single mom, six children, FIVE DOGS, and one cat? Wow, I wonder how a single mom has time to take care of all the kids and dogs, not to mention one cat.

5/12/2013 02:56:00 AM  
Anonymous CPD runs it said...

CPD, always the first, first responders.

5/12/2013 04:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An interesting follow-up story on Ch 7 indicates that as a 4 year old child, Officer Leighton himself was rescued from a burning building by Chicago Police responding to the scene.
Apparently God watched over you brother so you were able to do HIS work later in life.
Nice job, THANK YOU.

5/12/2013 06:15:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Nice job Officer.

5/12/2013 07:26:00 AM  
Blogger Barney Fife said...

Nice job, Office.

5/12/2013 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saturday 11 May

4 personal vehicles were broken into at VRI South last night!

The vehicles were parked on the east side of Racine.
The shit-heads used a slim jim.

One officer had his wallet and motorcycle keys stolen.
(I know.. shame on him)

There have been well over a dozen cars broken into so far.
SO the question is how THE FUCK do we control shootings in the "box" when we can not even stop the animals from breaking into our cars with 4 officers providing lot security?

Fuck this garbage pit city.. let it burn.

5/12/2013 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT,,,Police Limit nails it. http://www.comicsherpa.com/site/feature?uc_comic=cspcc

5/12/2013 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job Officer. Best quote from the Trib, "I got caught up in the moment and didn't really think," Leighton said. Thinking of Mother's Day, he added: "I think my mom's going to kill me for that."

No matter how old you are or the fact that you are the Police, moms always have a way of putting fear into you.

5/12/2013 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome

5/12/2013 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice work Po-Po!

Off the beat: When will, because we already know 'why,' the public/politicians understand when information on a person being from a high crime area should be explained in detail. For instance, this kid the bears drafted from New Jersey who is a linebacker and grew up in "crime-plagued" Elizabeth, NJ. Then you'll hear from a NJ politician or community activist talking about how it's not that bad, it's getting better...Let's put it out there, it sucks, it absolutely sucks in these shit-towns and the shitty neighborhoods of Chicago. We need change so we could somewhere in this shit town to LIVE.

5/12/2013 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saturday 18 May 48 hrs on CBS will feature the crime in Chicago

5/12/2013 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job officer! In the future, when you have a crappy day, look back and say to yourself, "I did make a difference."

5/12/2013 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job brother. 05-5

5/12/2013 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job, selfless act.

5/12/2013 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very well done officer. Happy too that you are ok.

5/12/2013 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And when he was interviewed on the news, very humble and deflected the credit given to him as if its "All in a days work." Another humble hero for the CPD. Way to go office. Great job. I know we all would say the same thing, but on that day...to those whose life you may have saved...you are a hero.

5/12/2013 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We help a Citizen change a flat,Find a lost Child,WE SERVE AND PROTECT.

5/12/2013 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Jaquan Smiff said...

02:40, you be a raciss!!

5/12/2013 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic but over 30 PAR Forms submitted in 019 requesting a transfer out....... Gee I wonder what the problem could be????

5/12/2013 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job EL! And your quotes were hilarious.
Get this guy into news affairs, stat.

5/12/2013 12:41:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Bravo, Officer Ed Leighton!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Meanwhile, from Washington Times columnist Donald Lambro, CLICK on Chicago Badly Needs Reform Mayor to Reverse its Decline

5/12/2013 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Baziklee it waz my instinit" good job Ed.

5/12/2013 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the dogs and cats going to be OK, Uncle Lar?"

5/12/2013 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God created the CPD so the CFD could have heros!

5/12/2013 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Working 99 in Lawndale? Smart. Good job officer!

5/12/2013 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CFD will soon be escorting CPS students to and from school in high crime area's do to school closings.

5/12/2013 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good things go on every day. Police dont toot their own horn. They do their job. No one reports it. Sad really. All the bullcrap we read about our police but on the whole, they quietly go about their business TRYING to keep us safe. Congrats officer. Not only for doing your job in a professional manner but getting good press too.

Citizen.

5/12/2013 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feel sorry for the cat.

--No Cop Here

5/12/2013 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job Eddie. You made your parents proud. Glad you came out of that unscathed.
And cut back on ordering all those pizza's !!!

Be safe,
Marty's dad.

5/12/2013 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuckin mush......

5/12/2013 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Brother!

5/12/2013 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you are OK Officer.Each and every one of you will come upon this in your career, and will need to make a quick decision.
Nice Job.

5/12/2013 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Feel sorry for the cat.

--No Cop Here

5/12/2013 03:46:00 PM

LOL

5/12/2013 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weis would have him indicted for home invasion.

5/12/2013 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
God created the CPD so the CFD could have heros!

5/12/2013 02:02:00 PM

35 years CFD on the west side, always appreciated the difficult job CPD did. Always felt like we were in it together and had to stick together. Great job by the officer first on the scene. let me tell you so there is no confusion I have nothing but respect for CPD but all my hero's are CFD!

5/12/2013 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You still owe me a beer in Miami ... Remember Bears weekend? Ha HA!!

5/12/2013 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$300 more and I could have been a fireman!

5/12/2013 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont think I would even have to type up a narrative on this award submission..... I'd just cut and paste it off the blog. Good job E.L.

Thanks S.C.C. for making a Sgts job easier.....

5/12/2013 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on a heroic job well done.

ret. old 10th dist guy.

5/12/2013 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done officer !! Glad you are ok !!!

5/13/2013 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of Chicago's Finest, Finest.

Here is a guy our worthless "president" SHOULD hang a medal on.

And if the world was as it should be, he would never have to buy a beer again in his entire life!

Good job.

NC

5/13/2013 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Weis would have him indicted for home invasion.

5/12/2013 07:43:00 PM

Weis would have run the other way.

5/13/2013 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'll start with a tip of the chapeau for Officer Leighton. Nice work, son.

Now, if I may, allow me to make a few inquiries and observations regarding other facets of this story.



6 kids? At just 33? She must have a great job and work lots of overtime to provide for that brood.

No inquiry by the media as to the whereabouts of the children's father? I wonder where he was at for this near catastrophe. < snicker! >

5 dogs? Can I assume they're of the American Pitbull Terrier breed? Them are decent sized dogs that eat a lot. Wonder what it costs to feed them all, not to mention license and inoculate them year to year.

Section 8 apartment? How many bedrooms in that place? What's the rule on number of tenants-to-bedroom ratio? What about that pack of canines? They're allowed also? Seems a tad unsanitary.

Kids doing homework early on a Saturday morning? NEVER. Especially in Lawndale. You have a better chance of getting struck by lightening while holding the winning Powerball ticket.

Working smoke detectors in the joint? Guess not since mama thought the smoke was coming from elsewhere.

Time to add a 22nd category to the Pulitzer Prize and award it for best in the "Ghetto Bullshit" class.

C'mon, media whores! Ask some of these questions. If anything, we'd get some comedic relief in the
answers."

Assuming you are a male, SIR YOU ARE AN ASSHOLE!

GREAT JOB OFFICER! It's a thankless job most times *round of applause*

5/13/2013 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
God created the CPD so the CFD could have heros!

5/12/2013 02:02:00 PM

35 years CFD on the west side, always appreciated the difficult job CPD did. Always felt like we were in it together and had to stick together. Great job by the officer first on the scene. let me tell you so there is no confusion I have nothing but respect for CPD but all my hero's are CFD!

They make a hell of a lasagna don't they?

5/13/2013 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'll start with a tip of the chapeau for Officer Leighton. Nice work, son.

Now, if I may, allow me to make a few inquiries and observations regarding other facets of this story.



6 kids? At just 33? She must have a great job and work lots of overtime to provide for that brood.

No inquiry by the media as to the whereabouts of the children's father? I wonder where he was at for this near catastrophe. < snicker! >

5 dogs? Can I assume they're of the American Pitbull Terrier breed? Them are decent sized dogs that eat a lot. Wonder what it costs to feed them all, not to mention license and inoculate them year to year.

Section 8 apartment? How many bedrooms in that place? What's the rule on number of tenants-to-bedroom ratio? What about that pack of canines? They're allowed also? Seems a tad unsanitary.

Kids doing homework early on a Saturday morning? NEVER. Especially in Lawndale. You have a better chance of getting struck by lightening while holding the winning Powerball ticket.

Working smoke detectors in the joint? Guess not since mama thought the smoke was coming from elsewhere.

Time to add a 22nd category to the Pulitzer Prize and award it for best in the "Ghetto Bullshit" class.

C'mon, media whores! Ask some of these questions. If anything, we'd get some comedic relief in the
answers."

Assuming you are a male, SIR YOU ARE AN ASSHOLE!

GREAT JOB OFFICER! It's a thankless job most times *round of applause*


And your sir or mam have your head deeply secreted in the sand. Valid questions by the original poster. Quit living in dream land asshole

5/13/2013 09:56:00 PM  

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