Working for the police can mean saving lives. But it's not every day that you actually have to do it in dramatic fashion -- and that your heroism gets caught on video. But that's what recently happened to a man who's been identified as Gustavo Chaparro, a police officer in the South American country of Colombia.
As shown in the video above, Chaparro passes a man just as the man steps in front of a speeding subway train in the southern Colombian city of Medellin. What happened next was caught by one of the subway system's surveillance cameras and shows Chaparro, wearing a yellow vest, calmly saving the man from imminent death.
As the video shows, the man that Chaparro rescued was a split second from getting struck by the oncoming train. The sequence, which couldn't have been better scripted for heart-stopping effect by Jerry Bruckheimer, was posted to Clip Nation, the video-sharing website.