Fire union official: We could have saved Brooklyn cop
Could Dennis Guerra have been saved?
A Fire Department union official says poor communication between police and firefighters was a factor in a police officer’s death at a Brooklyn fire.
Richard Alles (AL’-eez) of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association tells WNYC that firefighters didn’t initially know that two police officers were trapped at the fire scene.
Officers Dennis Guerra (GEHR’-uh) and Rosa Rodriguez became trapped in the fire at a Coney Island public housing complex.
Guerra died three days later. Rodriguez was released from the hospital last week.