Fire survivor reunites with hero who saved his life
Hooks Police Officer Clint Freeman held Robert Springer back from reentering his burning home, a move that says helped to save his life.
Bonnie Springer was killed on March 15 in a fire that consumed the mobile home she shared with her husband Robert and their children.
HOOKS, TX (KSLA) -
A fire victim who survived a fatal house fire earlier this month is reunited with the police officer who he says saved his life.
When Robert Springer's Hooks, Texas home caught on fire, his wife Bonnie Springer went back inside to find the family's dog. As flames engulfed the house, Robert tried to fight his way into the home to find his wife.
"I heard my wife coughing, and I was going to get to her and do whatever I could to get to her," says Springer.
Hooks Police Officer Clint Freeman held Springer back from reentering the home, a move that Springer says helped to save his life.
"I want to thank you, because I owe you my life. If I would have got in there I don't know what I would have done," says Springer as he reunites with Freeman.
Springer says the officer held him down despite his attempts to free himself.
"He was doing his job, and he did a fine job too," says Springer.
Even though Springer calls Officer Freeman a hero, Freeman says he was just doing his job.