California An Officer Puts Her Life On Edge To Save Man In Wheelchair Stuck On Tracks, From A Train – Insiderfolks, A dramatic escape in California was captured by a police officer’s body camera — and now the cop is being celebrated for risking her life to save another.
On Wednesday morning, Officer Erika Urrea of the Lodi Police Department noticed a guy in a wheelchair that seemed to have been trapped on the train tracks, the police department posted on Twitter.
Urrea found that the railroad crossing arms had fallen down and that the train was quickly moving. So she hopped out of her patrol car and rushed to the guy.
Her body camera footage — which was posted by the Social Media Team and has now gone viral — shows that she approaches the guy and wonders if she can get up.
Instead she gets him out of his wheelchair and puts him just a few steps away from the tracks seconds before the train passes by.
On 08/12/2020 at around 844 AM, Officer Urrea was in the vicinity of Lodi Ave and the railroad tracks when she noticed a man in…
Written by Lodi Police Department Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
Both Urrea and the guy had dropped to the ground.
The 66-year-old guy sustained a leg fracture, triggered by Urrea and another cop who appeared on the scene. The guy was admitted to the hospital for treatment.
“Officer Urrea risked her own life to save another one, and her actions prevented a tragedy today. We are extremely proud of Officer Erika Urrea and her heroism,” Lodi Police Department wrote on Facebook.
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