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Richmond Policeman Rescues Woman Lying on Railroad Tracks

Updated: Tuesday, June 24 2014, 10:12 AM CDT

A Richmond police officer is being hailed a hero after pulling a woman off of train tracks, moments before a train speeds through.

Early Sunday morning, a citizen flagged down Richmond police Officer Ramon Morales and told him a woman was sitting on the train tracks. He flipped on the overhead lights in his patrol car, which automatically turned on the dash camera. He arrived just as the crossing arms at the intersection were going down.

Ignoring the oncoming train, Office Morales can be seen on camera springing into action; he grabs the woman under the arms and drags her off the track, seconds before the train comes rushing by. "He stepped up to the plate and he showed what he's made of," said Sergeant L. Neinast. "He got there just in time. Saved this woman's life without regard for his own."

Officer Morales holds the woman with one hand and uses his radio with the other. She asks him if he's the one who pulled her off the tracks, and he says yes, and she asks him why he did that. The woman was taken to a hospital for assessment.

"He's a hero. In our eyes, he's a hero and he went way above and beyond the call of duty to save someone else's life," says Sgt. Neinast.

By the way, Officer Morales has been with the Richmond police department for just 10 months.

Richmond Policeman Rescues Woman Lying on Railroad Tracks

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