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Erika Urrea, a policewoman who patrolled Lodi, Calif. On Wednesday, rescued a disabled man from death whose wheelchair was stuck on a railroad tracks, reports the Huffingtonpost . Witnessing the appalling scene, the law enforcement representative got out of her car and rushed at the 66-year-old man. She was then able to pull him towards her, a fraction of a second before a freight train arrived.

The whole of this eventful sequence was recorded by his mobile camera and broadcast on the Facebook account of the city police station. Erika Urrea's gesture was decisive: it took fifteen seconds for her to get out of her car and put the man out of danger.

His courage was hailed

“Officer Urrea risked his own life to save another and his actions saved a tragedy today. We are extremely proud […] of his heroism ”, greeted the hierarchy of the policewoman. The Lodi Police Facebook post regarding this incredible story has been shared over a thousand times on social media.

As for the victim, she was taken to hospital. She suffers from serious injuries to her legs, but her condition is stable, reports the Huffingtonpost .


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