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Delco cop injured rescuing man from apartment fire

Officer Michael Hanly carried a man over his shoulder from the third floor of the burning building.

Ridley Park Police Department patrol car.
Ridley Park Police Department patrol car.Read moreRidley Park Police Department

A Ridley Park police officer was injured while carrying a man from a three-alarm fire Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Officers Michael Hanly and Jason Golden, and Vauclain Fire Company Chief John Byrne responded to the 100 block of West Ridley Avenue shortly after 3 p.m. and began to evacuate four people from a three-story Victorian apartment building, said Police Chief Robert M. Frazier.

A man was trapped on the third floor and Hanly carried him over his shoulder down a ladder and in the process suffered smoke inhalation and superficial burns, Frazier said.

Hanly was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center to be treated. Frazier said Hanly was in good spirits.

Hanly’s father is Police Cpl. Marc Hanly, who survived being shot in 2015 because he was wearing a ballistic vest.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.