Fire Department honors Minneapolis police officers who helped save 21 lives

The Minneapolis Fire Department honored two of Minneapolis’ finest, police officers Michael Honeycutt and George Warzinik for their role in spotting a house fire while on patrol, alerting the residents, and getting them out to safety.

Minneapolis Fire Chief Alex Jackson (center) recognized Officers Michael Honeycutt (right) and George Warzinik (left) at a ceremony at Fire Station No. 14 on Jan. 23.

At a ceremony on Friday, Jan. 23, Minneapolis Fire Chief Alex Jackson, accompanied by Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan, honored the officers Honeycutt and Warzinik at Fire Station No. 14. The officers were recognized for their role in spotting a house fire on the 2400 block of Emerson Ave. N. when responding to an unrelated call. The two officers moved quickly to report the fire and then banged on the doors to wake up the sleeping residents. Due to their swift action, all 21 occupants were able to escape the burning home safely.

Published Jan. 27, 2009