New York City 3 Transit Police Officers rescue man from oncoming train

December 17, 2015 at about 7 P.M. after finishing checking an area and heading back to a command post 3 New York City transit Police officers Lieutenant William Moore and Police Officers Anthony Tufano and Richard Aponte noticed a large crowd gathered near the tracks. The three Officers did what no other person there was willing to do.

Quickly investigating the situation the Officers realized that someone had fallen on the tracks and there was an oncoming train. While Officer Aponte attempted to get the trains conductor to slow the vehicle by using his flashlight to signal down the tunnel that he was approaching a problem. Aponte did this from the front of the platform as  Tufano grabbed onto Moore’s jacket while Moore reached down onto the tracks, grabbed the unidentified man and pulled him up.

In typical New York fashion the man said that he didn’t know how he got onto the tracks and didn’t want any attention. He quickly left the area, alive thanks to the three officers who risked their lives to save him as the crowed stood by watching.

NY Transit Police Officers Richard Aponte, Anthony Tufano and William Moore
NY Transit Police Officers Richard Aponte, Anthony Tufano and William Moore
Source: NY Post

 

It just goes to prove “people wouldn’t risk their lives for a million dollars, but cops do it for a lot less”

 

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