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Posted on: November 19, 2019




November 19, 2019


On November 18, 2019, Jackson Police Officers and Teton County Deputies responded to a report of a structure fire at the Rusty Parrott Lodge, located at 175 North Jackson Street.  Sgt. Kellams, Officer Quinn, Officer Lancaster, along with Deputies Fielding, Priest and Dyson all immediately began evacuating the building. 

We would like to recognize one of these officers in particular, who went above and beyond in demonstrating the value the Jackson Police Department places on human life.  In the linked video, (Rusty Parrot Body-cam), Officer Lancaster can be seen racing up the steps to evacuate the last man who was passed out in his room which was closest to the fire. Officer Lancaster refused to leave the room unchecked and crawled through the thick smoke to pound on the door to wake him up and get him out. Officer Lancaster performed admirably and was calm during the fire and with everyone’s help they were able to evacuate the entire hotel before Fire fighters made it on scene to extinguish the flames. 

That’s hometown hero stuff right their people.  These are the kind of police officers you have working for the Jackson Police Department and each one of them would run into a burning building to save you or someone you love. 

Thank you, Officer Lancaster, for keeping our town safe!

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