Phi Beta Sigma member Joshua McMillian, 33, was honored with a “Chief’s Coin” by the Apex Police Department in North Carolina after he saved his neighbor from a fire.
McMillian, an initiate of Phi Beta Sigma’s Xi Nu Chapter at East Carolina University, was getting home from working as a security guard at a bar in Raleigh early Sunday morning when he heard a loud sound come from his neighbor’s yard.
He looked outside and saw the whole yard on fire, grabbed a fire extinguisher and ran across the street and knocked on his door.
“When I get over there to his house I notice in the backyard there’s a propane tank and there’s literally a flame coming out of the propane tank,” he said.
“I notice my neighbor is not out of his house so my first reaction is to go beat down his door until it comes down or until he comes to the door one or the other,” McMillian stated. “Finally, he came out. From there I start knocking on all the other neighbors doors to make sure they’re OK and get them out of their house.”
Allan Lamy, told reporters that McMillian saved his life. Lamy was sleeping and had no idea about the fire in his backyard until McMillian notified him.
“That’s somebody’s brother, son, whoever, in the house,” McMillian said. “I would hope that somebody would do the same for me. And I wanted to make sure he gets out safe, regardless if something happens to me.”
At approximately 4:40am, Mr. Joshua McMillan saw flames coming from a residence at 118 Harbor Haven Drive he ran across the street and pounded on the door to wake the residents. He received a Chief’s Coin from Officer McKee for his quick thinking, heroic actions. pic.twitter.com/ZaOVPJ4Fdl
— Apex Police Dept. (@ApexPolice) July 16, 2018
Share this on Facebook if you think this Sigma’s heroic act deserves to go VIRAL
History5 days ago
Watch the Founders of Iota Phi Theta Open Up About the Purpose of the Fraternity
Alphas1 week ago
The Deputy Political Director to Kamala Harris Is A Brother of Alpha Phi Alpha from Howard
Deltas2 days ago
Joe Biden’s Minnesota Communications Director Is a Delta Sigma Theta Soror From Howard University
Alphas6 days ago
Alpha Phi Alpha’s General President Responds to “Slavery” Comments Made By U.S. Attorney General William Barr
AKAs6 days ago
Alpha Kappa Alpha Plans to Raise $1 Million for HBCUs in 24 Hours on Monday
Deltas6 days ago
Delta Sigma Theta Sorors Launch Online Networking Platform for Minorities in Media
Alphas2 days ago
Alpha Phi Alpha Releases Statement On The Passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
History6 days ago
Phi Beta Sigma Provides COVID-19 Relief to Pullman Porter Museum in Chicago