Police captain dies saving son from blaze

Associated Press
Two vehicles, one  badly burnt out is removed from the scene of the house fire on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Carmel, N.Y.    A police captain, his wife and two teenage daughters died in a fire that swept through their home early Tuesday.  Larchmont, N.Y. police identified the dead as Thomas Sullivan of the Larchmont police, his wife, Donna, and their two daughters. A son escaped from the burning Carmel home in Putnam County, about 60 miles north of New York City. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

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A suburban New York police captain who died May 1 in a horrific house fire helped save his son and then ran back inside to try to rescue his wife and two teenage daughters before they all succumbed to the blaze, according to his brother-in-law.

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