The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department shared dramatic bodycam footage of a terrified mother dropping her two toddlers into the outstretched arms of officers standing below the window of a burning building.

The video, shared Monday, captured the officers responding to a call from the Pine Glen Apartments at around 3:38 a.m. Footage captured the mother’s screams as she cried out for help from the burning building on April 11, according to WTHR.

“Please help me! Help! I can’t breathe and I got my kids in here,” the mother said.

When IMPD Officer Wally Carroll asked the mother where the kids were, the mother said they were in her bed.

“Just figuring out any way I could help her. I knew the fire was in the front so I couldn’t go through the front. I can’t jump that high to the window, so I figured any game plan could be thrown into action to help her out,” Carroll told WISH-TV.

Carroll acted quickly and called Officers Aaron Laird and Michael Hupp for backup. They then asked the mother to drop her children, aged 2 and 3, from the window as smoke billowed out the building.

“By the time I had arrived around back, I heard Officer Carroll say, ‘Can you toss them down to us?’ [He asked] their ages to see if we were going to be able to catch them or not,” Laird told the outlet.

“At that point, it was any means to keep them safe, even if that meant it injured one of us,” Laird added. “All that mattered was keeping them safe, at that point.”

It took only a matter of seconds for the children to fall one by one into the arms of the officers. The mother followed suit and jumped from the window into the officers’ arms.

“You did so good,” one officer was heard telling the kids in the video after the rescue. “You guys are so brave. One day you’re going to tell a story about how you jumped out a two-story window.”

The mother and her kids made it out without injuries.

Firefighters rescued several people, who were trapped inside their apartments because of the fire caused by a 70-year-old man who knocked over a candle and set a blanket on fire.

“We genuinely want to help people when they are in need, whether they are in need for that, or they’re out of gas, or they’ve been in a car accident,” Laird told the publication. “A lot of times, when police are called or anyone calls 911, it’s on the worst day of their life and we have to remember that.”

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