Jackie Montanaro, a dedicated Customs and Border Protection supervisor and mother, passed away on Friday as a hero after attempting to save one of her daughters from a fire at their family home.
The fire occurred in Hazlet, New Jersey during the early hours after midnight.
According to William Montanaro, he and his wife were able to escape the fire. WABC-TV reported that their 8-year-old daughter, Elena, also managed to get out safely. Jackie Montanaro, however, ran back inside to try and save their 6-year-old daughter, Madelyn, as reported by CBS.
Mom dies trying to rescue her daughter from a house fire in Hazlet,NJ candlelight vigil for mother and daughter held tonight. @fox5ny @StevenLacy @NatashaVermaTV @Fox5Teresa pic.twitter.com/29ykBG77lP
— Sharon Crowley (@sharoncrowleyny) January 17, 2023
According to William Montanaro, he was overcome by smoke while re-entering the home, and was unable to locate Jackie. Unfortunately, she did not survive the fire.
In a statement issued after the tragic incident, William Montanaro said that his wife, "acted with a mother's love and the bravery of a law enforcement officer while trying to save our daughter."
"I am devastated. I have lost my soulmate, my beautiful wife Jackie and my precious, charming, lively little girl Madelyn," the statement read. The family's dog, Duchess, also passed away in the fire.
“We are extremely devastated Duchess is no longer with us, but we must remember she is now at rest alongside Jackie and Madelyn,” the statement read.
With profound sadness, we mourn the tragic loss of US Customs & Border Protection Supervisory Officer Jacqueline Montanaro and her young daughter Madelyn.
Officer Montanaro heroically attempted to rescue her daughter during a house fire at their home in Hazlet NJ… pic.twitter.com/8HevQZMwDm
— NJ TRANSIT POLICE (@NJTransitPolice) January 16, 2023
"When you think of an ideal person, she was the one. She was always friendly and considerate to everyone and she was teaching her daughters the same, to spread love and kindness", said Sandy Hagberg, a preschool teacher from Miles of Smiles Daycare.
Hagberg said Jackie Montanaro's actions in her final moments were consistent with her character.
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