Veteran Ramapo Police Officer Mike Anton saves 98-year-old woman from burning home in Chestnut Ridge


An elderly woman was trapped in the kitchen, where the fire apparently started, with no way out.

A veteran Ramapo police officer is being hailed a hero after rushing into a burning home to rescue a 98-year-old woman inside.

Officer Mike Anton usually works in the traffic division, but on Friday he fought a fire at 23 Pinebrook Road in Chestnut Ridge. He was the first officer on the scene, and saw smoke billowing out of one of the back windows.

An elderly woman was trapped in the...

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