Quick-acting police officer saves neighbor from fiery fate

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Elijah Barrett, 3, watches a fire burn as Jonathan Higley talks with Grand Junction police officer William Cox at Higley’s home off Gunnison Avenue. Higley accidently caught himself on fire in his front driveway Feb. 12. Cox, who happened to be in the area at the time, saw Higley burning,  rushed to the scene and saved Higley by spraying him with a fire extinguisher.



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Elijah Barrett, 3, watches a fire burn as Jonathan Higley talks with Grand Junction police officer William Cox at Higley’s home off Gunnison Avenue. Higley accidently caught himself on fire in his front driveway Feb. 12. Cox, who happened to be in the area at the time, saw Higley burning,  rushed to the scene and saved Higley by spraying him with a fire extinguisher.

William Cox could barely believe his eyes when he spotted a man on fire with flames crawling up to his waist. In matter of seconds, just after the Grand Junction Police Department officer…




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