APALACHIN, N.Y. — New York State Police say a trooper in a kilt on his way to perform at a police academy graduation helped rescue a bedridden man from a burning house.
The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports Sgt. Robert Bloom III was traveling to play with the pipes and drums section at the ceremony Friday afternoon when he spotted a house on fire in Apalachin, New York.
Troopers say Bloom learned that a bedridden man was stuck inside the house. He then ran into the home with the man's father and a neighbor where they put the man into a wheelchair and wheeled him outside.
The trio suffered smoke inhalation and were transported to local hospitals.