First Responders

Watch: NYPD Officer Jumps in Front of Subway Train To Save Man on Tracks

May 18, 2021Joshua Skovlund
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NYPD Transit Officer Christopher Cerny starts to move a man who had fallen onto the train tracks, Sunday, May 16, 2021. Screenshot from NYPD Twitter video.

NYPD Transit police officers saved a fellow New Yorker’s life Sunday afternoon after seeing him fall onto the tracks in front of an arriving A train.  

Police saw a man, who experienced what the New York City Police Department is calling a “medical emergency”, fall onto the tracks as a train was pulling into a Manhattan subway station Saturday afternoon. 

While one signals the train to stop, the other jumps down onto the tracks to pull the man to safety. 

NYPD Transit Division police officers Christopher Cerny and Gary Lamour. Cerny jumped down onto the subway tracks to pull a man to safety, Sunday, May 16, 2021. Photo courtesy of the NYPD.

The officers have been identified as Christopher Cerny and Gary Lamour by the NYPD. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a tweet that “their brave actions may have just saved his life.”

Watch the video below to see how it all went down. 

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Joshua Skovlund
Joshua Skovlund

Joshua Skovlund is a former staff writer for Coffee or Die. He has covered the 75th anniversary of D-Day in France, multinational military exercises in Germany, and civil unrest during the 2020 riots in Minneapolis. Born and raised in small-town South Dakota, he grew up playing football and soccer before serving as a forward observer in the US Army. After leaving the service, he worked as a personal trainer while earning his paramedic license. After five years as in paramedicine, he transitioned to a career in multimedia journalism. Joshua is married with two children. His creative outlets include Skovlund Photography and Concentrated Emotion.

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