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Texas officer rescues woman from train tracks

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Police Officer Ramon Morales Police Officer Ramon Morales
RICHMOND, Texas (WHDH) -  Every hair-raising second of a precarious situation in Texas was caught on camera when a police officer stopped to help a woman sitting on train tracks.

"He stepped up to the plate and he showed what he's made of," said Sgt. L. Neinast.

Early Sunday morning, a citizen flagged down Police Officer Ramon Morales and told him a woman was sitting on the train tracks.

Morales 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, he was seen on camera taking the woman under the arms and dragging her off the track, seconds before a train comes rushing by.

Morales held the woman with one hand and used his radio with the other.

"He got there just in time. Saved this woman's life without regard for his own," said Neinast.

"As the video goes on, she asked him if he's the one that pulled her off the tracks and he said, 'yes I am.' And of course she said, 'why did you do that?'" said Neinast.

He was a little shaken up over the circumstances. I think even more so after he saw the video realizing how close it was. 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," said Neinast.
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