The Marion Police Department said Officer Beveridge, Officer Walker and Lt. Reese assisted in rescuing the man.

MARION, Ohio — Three officers with the Marion Police Department are being hailed as heroes after they rescued a man from a burning apartment complex over the weekend.

Marion Central Dispatch received a 911 call about a residence in the 400 block of South Main Street on fire.

The Police Department wrote in a Facebook post saying Officer Beveridge arrived at the building first and was directed to one of the apartments by residents who were able to evacuate.

Beveridge was told the man was still inside and possibly the children as well.

The officer entered the smoke-filled apartment and found the man. Shortly thereafter, Officer Walker and Lt. Reese arrived and entered the apartment.

Body camera video shows officers dragging the man out of the apartment.

Three employees were able to pull the man to safety. There were no children left in the burning apartment, the police reported.

“Our officers are assigned many different ‘jobs’ throughout their shift. Entering a burning building without the training or equipment to help them is certainly not one of those jobs, but still, these three officers acted without delay and saved the life of a man who was unable to get out. We are proud to have these three officers on our team,” the department said.

According to fire department officials, the child was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

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