Fond Du Lac Sheriff’s Office Releases Deputy’s Body Cam Video Of Waupun Home Fire

(Waupun) The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department has released body camera video of one of their deputies rescuing two people trapped in a house on fire in the Town of Waupun last Friday. Deputy Derek Rehfeldt, a school resource officer and patrol deputy, just happened to be passing by the house and saw smoke and flames coming from the rear of the two-story home. When he went up to the house, he saw the two men inside and noticed their exits were blocked by smoke and flames. He used a Halligen tool to break open a window to get the two men and a dog safely out of the home. As the video details they were somewhat reluctant to have the window broken and go out that way, but he convinced them of the necessity. A 66-year-old man and his 31-year-old son were rescued from the burning structure. A lawn mower had been parked in front of the garage and next to an entry door. It started on fire and quickly spread to the garage and home.