University officer pulls woman from tracks as train approaches in Durham, NC

The swift, decisive actions of a North Carolina Central University officer saved a woman whose car was stalled on a set of train tracks early Saturday morning in Durham.

According to PrivateOfficerBreakingNews, "Officer (Stacey) DeSantis saw a car stopped on the train tracks and conducted a wellness check just before 3 a.m."

When DeSantis found she could not move the woman's car -- and with a train quickly approaching -- she decided to get the woman out of harm's way.

"Officer DeSantis acted quickly and with selflessness after seeing an individual in distress; her actions are to be lauded and commended," said NCCU.

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Contrast this story with another incident involving a train that occurred the same day in Worcester, Mass.

According to, "Activists with Climate Disobedience were arrested Saturday night after people blocked a section of railroad tracks in Worcester ... A member of Climate Disobedience said on Twitter that 20 people stopped a train carrying 10,000 tons of coal for 30 minutes in Worcester and added 10 people were arrested."

The argument could be made there are plenty of far more effective, less dangerous ways to take action coal, if that is your objective.

First responders are tasked with getting to a scene and helping individuals -- those who truly need it. What a tragedy it would have been if those officers who responded to the protest situation were needed somewhere else and precious seconds were wasted.



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