Officer attends graduation of girl he saved from fire 18 years ago
Josibel Aponte graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University on Tuesday, and she wouldn’t have been there without officer Peter Getz.
Eighteen years ago, Getz carried 5-year-old Aponte to safety when her uncle’s Hartford, Connecticut apartment building caught fire. When the two emerged from the blaze, Aponte was unresponsive — but Getz’s efficient CPR helped her breathe again by the time they reached the hospital.
The two have kept in touch throughout the years. Getz, who has two daughters of his own, followed Aponte’s progress through school after the fire. “Just to make sure she was doing well,” he told local news sources. Read more…