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Carmel Police Chief Michael Johnson speaks to the media near the scene of the burnt out house on Wyndham Lane Tuesday May 1, 2012, in New York. The suburban New York home where an intense early morning blaze killed a police captain, his wife and daughters on Tuesday had multiple smoke detectors, but none sent any alarm to a monitoring station, Johnson said. (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.