SLIDELL – A St. Tammany Parish deputy is being called a hero after saving a family from a camper fire.
According to a post on the sheriff’s department’s facebook page Sergeant Jon Philley was at the I-10 rest area in Slidell when someone told him that a camper and truck were on fire.
Philley woke up the family sleeping inside the camper while propane tanks in the bed of the truck were exploding. All five people, including a 10-month-old baby, got out unharmed.
Sergeant Philley and another deputy gave the family money to buy clothes and other items, and paid for a hotel room.