Bodycam Video Shows Arkansas Officer Run Into Burning Home, Rescue Couple And Dog

A body camera video shows the moment an Arkansas police officer ran into a burning home and rescued two people and their dog.

The Conway Police Department shared Officer Carson Howard's body camera footage on Twitter on Monday.

Howard arrived at the scene to find a house engulfed in flames and immediately ran into the residence, police said.

"Ofc. Carson Howard with Your CPD arrived at the scene of a house engulfed in flames & without regard for his own safety, he immediately ran into the burning home," the department wrote alongside the clip in a tweet.

Ofc. Carson Howard with Your CPD arrived at the scene of a house engulfed in flames & without regard for his own safety, he immediately ran into the burning home. He led 2 people & their dog out to safety. He's a great example of selflessness & the Heartbeat Behind the Badge! pic.twitter.com/Ll22NJS93z

— Conway Police Dept. (@ConwayPolice) November 16, 2020

The minute-long clip starts with Howard approaching the scene of the fire and parking his vehicle as fast as possible.

He is then seeing sprinting towards the burning home, and can be heard asking someone outside if there was anyone inside.

Howard is seen entering through a side door and yelling, "Hey, Police!" before following the sounds of yells to locate the people inside.

In one room, he comes across a woman on a couch and man standing with a dog, yelling for help to save their dog.

Howard is then seen leading the two people and their dog out of a door to safety. It doesn't appear that anyone was injured in the house fire.

The department praised Howard on Twitter, writing: "He's a great example of selflessness & the Heartbeat Behind the Badge!"

Others on Twitter also lauded the officer, with one person saying he showed "courage and leadership."

Another person added: "I used to work with Carson and this is exactly the type of person he is; caring about others! The City of Conway police department is lucky to have him."

The police department also noted that the couple may have been "in a state of shock or panic" when a user on Twitter questioned why they didn't try to get out of the burning home.

Not shown on video because it didn’t happen. Check your facts, the Conway Police Department nor any of its officers was on the scene when a dog was shot and killed. No such thing happened at the scene of this fire. A little research on your part would show that. Goodnight! https://t.co/IKHJEr8bvy

— Conway Police Dept. (@ConwayPolice) November 17, 2020

The department also later refuted a Twitter comment that claimed the dog rescued in the house fire had been shot.

"Not shown on video because it didn't happen. Check your facts, the Conway Police Department nor any of its officers was on the scene when a dog was shot and killed. No such thing happened at the scene of this fire. A little research on your part would show that. Goodnight!" the department wrote.

The comment appeared to be in reference to an incident involving a Faulkner County sheriff's office deputy who shot and killed a dog in Greenbrier, a city around 12 miles north of Conway, on November 9.

The Conway Police Department has been contacted for additional comment.

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The Conway Police Department in Arkansas released body camera footage showing an officer running into a burning home to rescue two people and their dog. Conway Police Department