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The completely destroyed home is partially visible on Wyndham Lane 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)

The completely destroyed home is partially visible on Wyndham Lane 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)

Police captain dies saving son from blaze

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.