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Body cam shows hero cop pulling man from railroad tracks before train roars through wheelchair
The Washington Times ^ | 13 August 2020 | Douglas Ernst - The Washington Times

Posted on 08/13/2020 11:08:21 AM PDT by COBOL2Java

Hero police officer Erika Urrea’s stunning railroad tracks rescue of an elderly man was captured by her body camera for all the world to see.

The Lodi, California Police Department officer’s Aug. 12 morning patrol spread like wildfire on social media this week due to her sprint to pull a man in a wheelchair from certain death.

“Officer Urrea was in the area of Lodi Ave and the railroad tracks when she saw a male in a wheelchair who appeared to be stuck on the tracks,” the department wrote on its Facebook page. “She noticed that the railroad crossing arms started to come down and saw that a train was approaching. She immediately exited her patrol vehicle and began running towards the male. As the train was reaching them, she was able to pull the male out of the wheelchair and they both fell back onto the ground.”

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TOPICS: AMERICA - The Right Way!!; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bluelivesmatter; california; police; rescue
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1 posted on 08/13/2020 11:08:21 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
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That was an incredible save. The officer really is a hero.


2 posted on 08/13/2020 11:11:04 AM PDT by McGavin999 (Not one politician or journalist has died of Covid)
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To: McGavin999

Heck of a way to get stuck in Lodi


3 posted on 08/13/2020 11:12:46 AM PDT by PlateOfShrimp (c)
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To: COBOL2Java

Dang close!


4 posted on 08/13/2020 11:13:17 AM PDT by GnuThere
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To: Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; azishot; AZ .44 MAG; Baynative; ..

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5 posted on 08/13/2020 11:15:01 AM PDT by bitt (Our rights donÂ’t end where your feelings begin.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Great save but it looks like to me that it still ran over his leg.


6 posted on 08/13/2020 11:17:47 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: PlateOfShrimp

With the Hero Blues again!


7 posted on 08/13/2020 11:17:57 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement!)
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To: COBOL2Java

Was his chair stuck? I hope he was not committing suicide.
The officer is a hero, the best of people.


8 posted on 08/13/2020 11:18:07 AM PDT by right way right (May we remain sober over mere men, for God really is our only true hope.)
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To: PlateOfShrimp

He got stuck in Lodi again?


9 posted on 08/13/2020 11:29:14 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Freedom.....where is she?)
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To: COBOL2Java

OMG, the atrociously bad grammatical sentence structure of that headline burns!


10 posted on 08/13/2020 11:30:34 AM PDT by Intar
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To: COBOL2Java
obligatory funny (poor quality) South Park clip...
11 posted on 08/13/2020 11:31:33 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: COBOL2Java

Did you see how that evil cop abused that poor innocent man? That was totally unprovoked! /s


12 posted on 08/13/2020 11:51:21 AM PDT by throwthebumsout
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To: COBOL2Java

NO COPS! Dead guy and a torn up wheel chair.


13 posted on 08/13/2020 11:52:13 AM PDT by Midwesterner53
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To: COBOL2Java

did he lose his feet? Looks like they blurred it out, and at the end you hear the other guy who shows up say something like “Oh God!”


14 posted on 08/13/2020 11:58:36 AM PDT by Paradox (Don't call them mainstream, there is nothing mainstream about the MSM.)
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To: FreeReign

The cow catcher on the right-hand front of the locomotive may have shoved him aside. That is about as close as it gets.


15 posted on 08/13/2020 11:59:54 AM PDT by Romulus
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To: FreeReign

Somebody said the debris catcher on the front of the train hit his leg.

He’s okay.

She’s a superhero.


16 posted on 08/13/2020 12:00:24 PM PDT by Salamander (Flying Colours....)
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To: right way right

The comments say he now has a lawsuit against the railroad for NOT having rubber inserts on the tracks at the crossing.

His wheels got stuck in the cracks.


17 posted on 08/13/2020 12:01:48 PM PDT by Salamander (Flying Colours....)
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To: PlateOfShrimp

If I only had a dollar, for every time I got stuck
on the railroad tracks in wheelchair, while people sat there drunk...


18 posted on 08/13/2020 12:10:50 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: COBOL2Java

Oh splendid! Kudos to her!!!


19 posted on 08/13/2020 12:51:15 PM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times.)
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She risked her life also. That close to a train and lose your balance...
Fantastic job. Hooray for her and for police life saving action.


20 posted on 08/13/2020 1:12:43 PM PDT by Getready (Wisdom is more valuable than gold and diamonds, and harder to find.)
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