NYPD commissioner: Officer died saving others

The 38-year-old officer and his partner were overcome

The 38-year-old officer and his partner were overcome by carbon monoxide and smoke responding to the fire. (April 9, 2014 11:18 AM)

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(AP) A police officer who was critically injured last weekend while responding to a mattress fire in a Brooklyn apartment building succumbed to his injuries Wednesday, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said, noting that the father of four "died trying to save others."

Dennis Guerra, 38, who had more than seven years with the New York Police Department, was pronounced dead at a hospital...

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