Chicago Police Officer Steven McNichols proved to have safe hands when he caught one-year-old Abduly Bah who was dropped down to him from the second story of a burning building by his mother. Moments later his partner caught the mother.
The two officers were nearby on unrelated police business when they saw the fire. The cause of the fire, and why smoke alarms did not work, is being investigated. The boy's parents said they were grateful to the officers.
The police officer admits to not being all that crazy about babies. "My friends tell me to hold their kids, and I hold them for a couple of seconds and say, 'I'm done.'" he said.