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March 19, 2013


Police officers find man collapsed on stairs


Tonawanda News — “Those four officers saved his life,” Eggert said. “The doctors and firefighters all said the same thing. A few seconds later and he may not have made it.”

Stover and Chenez were overcome by the smoke and they were taken to ENH-Lockport for treatment. Without a city fire ambulance available, Stover was taken to the hospital in Eggert’s vehicle.

“It’s a little ironic,” Eggert said, “Mike saved my life when I was shot 10 years ago. This was my chance to pay him back a little.”

Eggert said Stover would remain hospitalized overnight for observation.

Pittman and Rohde were also treated for smoke inhalation at ENH-Lockport but were both released.

A dog was rescued from the house and was seen being handed over to the woman by a Lockport police officer. Eggert said there was a report that a cat was also in the house, but he did not know if the animal was found.

The fire is believed to have started in the basement, Eggert said.

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