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Rudy, right, and Dorothy Lemke, center, were surprised to find out that Jefferson City Police Officer Meredith Friedman, left, was the person who had rescued them when their house caught on fire in October 2011.

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Elderly couple settles into new home, thanks rescuer and others

Heartwarming housewarming

After a blaze in early October destroyed their home and most of their earthly possessions, Jefferson City octogenarians Rudy and Dorothy Lemke were grateful to be alive, but grieved to have lost their beloved pet cat.


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