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Video: Mass. officer heroic in fire rescue

Officer Peter Wade received the Medal of Valor after rushing into a burning building to and clearing it of occupants

By Melanie Graham
Newton Patch

NEWTON — As Newton Police Officer Peter Wade arrived on scene to the smoke-filled building at 10 Auburndale Ave., he remembers a woman yelling at him about occupants inside.

And as he readied to run into the building, Wade's first thought was something one may not expect: he made sure his car was parked in the right spot.

“I didn’t want to be in the way of the firefighters,” Wade said, noting that he wanted to make sure the rescue workers could get to the building as quickly as possible.

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