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Jamestown comes together to help family who lost everything in house fire

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Jamestown comes together to help family who lost everything in house fire
Jamestown comes together to help family who lost everything in house fire

Jamestown Police Officer Mark Conklin was honored by Chautauqua County today for saving the Rivera family after their house caught fire.

THE CALL -- RESCUING A FAMILFROM THEIR BURNING HOME.JAMESTOWN POLICE OFFICER MARKCONKLIN CAUGHT A GIRL WHOJUMPED FROM THAT HOME -- QUITEPOSSIBLY SAVING HER LIFE.TONIGHT HE STEPPED OUT OF THESPOTLIGHT AS BEST HE GOOD --LETTING HIS ACTIONS AND OTHERSSPEAK FOR HIM.

NATALIE FAHMYSHOWS US THE RECOGNITIONCONKLIN RECEIVED -- AND THESUPPORT THAT FAMILY IS NOWGETTING.(TRT: 1:30) (OUTCUE: STD)(:25) (:42) (:47) (1:14) ANACT OF HEROISM ((BODY CAMFOOTAGEOFFICER SCREAMING "WHERE ARETHEY, WHO ELSE?")) JAMESTOWNPOLICE OFFICER MARK CONKLINWAS HONORED BY CHAUTAUQUACOUNTY TODAY FOR SAVING THERIVERA FAMILY AFTER THEIHOUSE CAUGHT FIRE.

"THIS ISWHAT YOU DO EVERY DAY, YOURISK YOUR LIFE FOR SOMEBODYYOU DON'T EVEN KNOW." ((BODYCAME FOOTAGE OF HIM GRABBINGSOMEONE OFF THE PORCH AND BODYCAM FOOTAGE OF HIM CATCHING THEPERSON WHO JUMPED)) "HES VERYHUMBLE AND HE THINKS OF IT ASHIS DUTY AND HE THINKS OTHERSWOULD HAVE DONE THE SAMETHING." AND NOW THE CITY OJAMESTOWN IS COMING TOGETHERTO HELP THE RIVERAS&THEY LOSTEVERYTHING IN THE FIRE.

AFRIEND OF THE FAMILY CREATED AGO-FUND-ME THAT HAS ALREADYRAISED 12,000 DOLLARS.

JESSICARUSSO"SO THAT THEY COULD GET SOMEHELP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, ICOULDN'T EVEN IMAGINE WHATTHEY'RE GOING THROUGH." JASONSKINNERPETS//JAMESTOWN RESIDENT "ITHINK IT'S IMPORTANT AS ACOMMUNITY THAT YOU STICKTOGETHER AND YOU HELP EACHOTHER OUT, YOU NEVER KNOW WHENSOMEONE ELSE IS GOING TO BEMISFORTUNATE." JASON SKINNERHAS BEEN COLLECTING DONATIONSFOR THE FAMILY AT HIS STORE,PEARL CITY PETS, WHERE ANYONECAN DROP ITEMS OFF.

HE SAYSTHROUGH COMMUNITY DONATIONS,THE FAMILY ALREADY HAS ENOUGHBEDS.

JASON SKINNER "BRAND NEWTOYS, CLOTHES, TOWELS, WE AREASKING THE COMMUNITY FOR OTHERTHINGS THEY MAY NEED." STANDUP: ON SUNDAY AUGUST 8, THEREWILL BE A FUNDRAISER FOR THEFAMILY IN JAMESTOWN&AND YOUCAN DONATE TO THEIR GOFUNDMEBY GOING TO HELPRIVERAFAMILY.COM AND CLOTHING AND SHOESIZES CAN ALSO BE FOUND ONTHAT WEBSITE.

IN CHAUTAUQUACOUNTY, NATALIE FAHMY, 7EWN.NEW AT 11 -- ONE OF WESTERNNEW YORK'S MOST UNIQUE E

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