Los Angeles cop recalls selfless rescue of downed pilot from oncoming train: “I wasn’t worried about myself”
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Los Angeles Police Department officers brought a crashed pilot to safety moments before a train collided with his plane on the tracks.
LAPD’s Foothill Division policeman Robert Sherock revisited the close call from “Fox & Friends First” on Tuesday and explained that all he cared about right now was the pilot’s safety.
“I was just really worried about the pilot and what was going to happen to him if we didn’t get him out,” he said. “And as the train got closer, I got more and more worried about it. Only after I thought about it, you know, maybe I should have worried about myself too, but that’s not all. just not something we thought of. “
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Sherock remembers knowing how close the train was approaching as he and his fellow officers struggled to free the pilot of the downed plane.
“My partner said he heard the desperation in my voice saying ‘we have to get him out’,” he said. “And then we just grabbed and pulled as hard as we could, just pulled it out of there, and the rest is history.”
According to Sherock, the pilot said a few words after his rescue, as he was most likely “shocked and stunned” by the event.
Since the shocking video was released by the LAPD, Sherock said most people reacted in disbelief to the cutscene at the moment.
“I even think it looks like a movie. You can’t make it up,” he said. “The timing was just amazing.”
At a time when law enforcement is under attack by some in America, Sherock said it was “very important” to be able to present incidents like this.
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“There are many acts of heroism happening every day in law enforcement across the country that go unnoticed,” he said. “And I think it’s important that… the public have a chance to see what the police force in America really looks like.”
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