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Boston transit officer snatches man from danger

Mass. Police Officer Stops Man From Jumping Onto Subway Tracks


BOSTON (AP) - A Boston transit police officer is credited with saving the life of a suicidal man by grabbing his arm and pulling him to safety just as he was about to teeter from a subway station platform onto the tracks.

Detective Sean Conway says he saw the man, drinking from a bottle and yelling incoherently, at the platform's edge at the Park Street Station at about 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Conway ran up one set of stairs and down another before snatching the man to safety and holding him down.

The next train was several minutes from the station, but the bigger danger was the 600-volt third rail.

Conway tells The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/1uJlnVG ) the man thanked him before being taken to the hospital. His name was not released.

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bag370 May 09 2014 at 3:20 PM

Boston strong, I believe you guys.

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alspoolhall May 09 2014 at 7:00 PM

Thank goodness there are some people out there paying attention and doing their job and just being a real PERSON and not a dang boob like so many are. THANK YOU Detective Sean Conway, THANK YOU. I hope you got a good feeling about yourself for grabbing that man back to safety, because you dang well should!

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George Cullins May 09 2014 at 8:17 PM

the cop may have had a friend helping him get promotived.

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George Cullins George Cullins May 09 2014 at 8:20 PM

i did not send this mail

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megthelion George Cullins May 09 2014 at 8:47 PM

Good, it was nasty! Glad it wasn;t you!

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rainmanskeeper George Cullins May 10 2014 at 12:30 AM

Who sent it?

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Diane Stearns May 09 2014 at 8:31 PM

Detective Conway more than likely saved the man's life. How in the world can people post so many mean and ignorant comments? I rode the subway in Chicago for twenty-some years and I was always concerned someone would bump into me and push me onto the tracks. The Detective Conways of this world are to be appreciated and lauded for their courage and determination to do the right thing !!!

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Buckingham's May 09 2014 at 9:22 PM

What was he drinking? Night Train?

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cindy Buckingham's May 10 2014 at 12:00 AM

No your momma was drinking that last night..

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munchenag May 09 2014 at 11:54 PM

Americans have this bad, embarrassing habit of turning any ordinary incident into national heroism. You yanks should start retrofitting those stations with PSDs in view of your suicidal tendencies, public drunkenness and dumbness. This would prevent events like this one and we would not have to be insulted reading this tabloid crap.

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keithj77441 munchenag May 10 2014 at 12:26 AM

Because if it were in London, he would have not been able to stand, due to his obsessive drunkenness or stupidity, as most of you are one or both.

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rainmanskeeper May 09 2014 at 11:54 PM

There is still hope hope for mankind. Thank you, officer, for your courageousness.

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sindfetish May 09 2014 at 11:59 PM

THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY of cops ARE GOOD !.Let's give them more credit. AND teach respect (not fear or anger) for them at an early age...especially in certain communities.

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rainmanskeeper sindfetish May 10 2014 at 12:29 AM

I agree wholeheartedly.

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EUGENE sindfetish May 10 2014 at 4:25 PM

i'm sure your good at your job .it's their job! in this case it was the person not the cop that saved that man ! a quick thinking good hearted man ! that you have to be born with .

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Practical Nomad May 10 2014 at 8:19 AM

Detective Conway is being modest, he certainly is a hero! He saved this suicidal man at the risk of his own life, either of them could have died instantly by falling on the wrong track.

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onlyway2goisup May 09 2014 at 6:55 PM

A news reporter brought it to the viewers attention that the man's leg was in mid air when he was snatched to safety..! Thank you , kind sir for caring!

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