(Meredith) -- A New York police officer is being praised for his bravery after he risked his life to save others.

Body camera footage shows Officer Mark Conklin running towards a house engulfed in flames on Monday, July 19. Police say children and an adult were trapped inside.

Despite standing next to the extreme heat, Officer Conklin directed the trapped occupants to jump from the upstairs window, catching them as they came down.

A local police chief says Conklin's actions were "one of the most outstanding examples of bravery, heroism, and exemplary service" he has ever seen.

The house occupants were taken to a local hospital for smoke inhalation. No other serious injuries were sustained.

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