By Jerome Burdi
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — As a child, Thomas Janis wanted to be a firefighter. On Tuesday night Janis, now a West Palm Beach police officer, realized his dream when he ran into a burning building and saved a man the day before the man's birthday.
Janis, 30, on the force for three years, was conducting a traffic stop about 11:30 p.m. at Village Boulevard and Shiloh Drive when a man ran toward him.
Fla. officer saves man from burning house