NORTHGLENN, Colo. (CBS4) – A Northglenn mother says she doesn’t have enough words to thank police officers and firefighters who risked their lives to save her two children.

Three Northglenn police officers were awarded on Tuesday for their efforts.

Rosie Johnson’s children were inside a home on Feb. 23 when here estranged husband allegedly set the house on fire.

“At that point we knew that we had a serious incident on our hands and we both kicked the door and were able to gain entry in to the front door,” Northglenn police officer Officer Tyler Brown said.

“I’m forever in their debt and forever grateful for everything that they did for me and my children,” Johnson said.

Johnson’s son cody was recently released from the hospital after being treated for smoke inhalation. Kaitlyn, 5, has been through eight surgeries and can’t speak right now because of the burns on her face.

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Johnson’s estranged husband William Johnson is still in the hospital.

He has been charged with several crimes, including attempted first degree murder and child abuse.


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