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NYPD Officer Injured in Brooklyn Fire Showing Signs of Recovery

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A city police officer has opened her eyes for the first time after being critically injured in an arson incident two weeks ago.

According to the NYPD Hispanic Society's Facebook page, Rosa Rodriguez opened her eyes and saw her kids for the first time Friday, giving them a thumbs up.

She was brought to the hospital in critical condition after responding to the fire in a Brooklyn high rise on April 6th.

Rodriguez and her partner Dennis Guerra were both overcome with smoke.

Guerra died from the incident and the 16-year-old accused of starting the fire is charged with second-degree murder.

The police department has revised its protocol for officers responding to structural fires for the second time since then.

An internal memo was issued Friday saying officers must take the stairs and avoid using elevators.

It replaces one distributed earlier this month that had advised cops to take the elevator no closer than two floors beneath a fire.

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