The Edmonds Police Department has identified the police officer who heroically entered a burning apartment building a block off Highway 99 early Sunday morning to wake up residents so that they could be safely evacuated. She is 33-year-old Jodi Sackville.
A three-and-a-half-year veteran, Sackville ran from door to door to wake up residents at the apartment complex, located in the 7600 block of 230th Street Southwest, until firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 1 arrived. Police officers were the ones who first spotted the blaze in a second-floor unit at 3:34 a.m., and firefighters arrived five minutes later.
Once all of the residents were safely evacuated, Sackville was treated by paramedics for minor smoke inhalation. The officer was transported to Harborview Medical Center, where she received medical attention before being release later that same day.
According to Edmonds police spokesperson Sgt. Mike Blackburn, Sackville is expected to return to full duty after taking a night off to rest following the ordeal.