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.
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.
A glimpse of how Transit cops saved a man in medical distress yesterday.
This life-saving rescue would not have been possible without our officers’ quick actions & the alertness of the @NYCTSubway train operator. https://t.co/birkGiGSn3
— NYPD Transit (@NYPDTransit) May 17, 2021
Joshua Skovlund has covered the 75th anniversary of D-Day in France, multinational military exercises in Germany, and civil unrest during the 2020 riots in Minneapolis that followed the death of George Floyd. 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 earned his CrossFit Level 1 certificate and worked as a personal trainer while earning his paramedic license. He went on to work in paramedicine for more than five years, much of that time in the North Minneapolis area, before transitioning to a career in multimedia journalism. Joshua is married with two children. His creative outlets include Skovlund Photography and Concentrated Emotion, where he publishes poetry focused on his life experiences.
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