Kellenberg Alumnus and NCPD Officer Matthew Andoos ('98) Saves Family From House Fire

Jul 10 2014

Kellenberg Memorial High School is very proud of Nassau County Police Officer Matthew Andoos, class of ’98, whose recent heroism saved three lives from a house fire in Uniondale. The full article can be found on

Article by Newsday’s Nicole Fuller:

A Nassau County police officer on patrol safely evacuated three people from a house fire in Uniondale Tuesday evening after he saw smoke billowing from the home, police said Wednesday. First Precinct Officer Matthew Andoos, a seven-year veteran, was driving west on Union Drive about 6:40 p.m. when he saw the smoke and flames coming from a second-story window, police said.

Andoos, who before joining the department was a Navy military police officer, entered the home and removed two teenage girls he said were “frantic.”

At a news conference Wednesday at police headquarters in Mineola, Andoos said neighbors were already on the scene when he arrived and that his partner radioed for fire department assistance.


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