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12 police officers spend time trapped in broken elevator before being rescued by firefighters

By Mason White 5:27 PM May 1, 2016
Firefighters rescuing trapped police officers from elevator 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A group of police officers publicly thanked the members of a fire department after firefighters rescued them from a broken elevator, police in Missouri said.

On Wednesday afternoon, 12 Kansas City police officers were trapped in the broken elevator before being rescued by the Kansas City Fire Department.

The incident unfolded as the police officers were training in the police academy. The 12 officers squeezed into the elevator, and it stopped due to the heavy load.

At first, police officers tried to rescue their colleagues, but after being unsuccessful, the fire department was called. The fire department said in a statement that the firefighters were very happy to help out their brothers.

A photo of the rescue operation was uploaded on Facebook and Twitter, where it quickly went viral. None of the twelve police officers were injured.

A spokesperson for the police department said that although everyone is physically safe some egos were seriously injured.