Brave police officer refuses to leave behind horse frozen in fear during barn fire

Fires are always scary. Their unpredictability and the sheer heat they can give off can make anybody freeze up and panic. This is especially true for animals. Sometimes, an animal will have no idea what to do during a fire, and so they’ll simply stay still.

That was the case for a horse named Phoebe at Red Wing Farm in Pennsylvania. When her barn caught on fire, the scared horse could do nothing but stand and watch it happen. Thankfully, though, two police officers named Matthew Reiss and Kristian Hanus came to save the day.

These police officers refused to leave without Phoebe.
Brave police officer refuses to leave behind horse frozen in fear during barn fire

Running onto the scene they asked if anyone was still inside, the barn ablaze in front of them. One woman at the scene shouted to the officers that there was no one inside, except a terrified horse frozen in place with fear.

“Up until then, it was just a normal day. We were doing paperwork when we got the call for a barn fire on Hilltown Pike,” Reiss told the Bucks County Courier Times.

Without hesitation, the officers Reiss and Hanus ran into the barn to see what they could do about the situation.