SECAUCUS, N.J. (WTXF) - Don’t miss the short video that tells quite an impressive story.
New Jersey Transit Officer Victor Ortiz found a man lying on the tracks at the Secaucus train terminal on Friday, but didn’t simply rescue the man. There was more.
According to NJ Transit, “Officer Ortiz, without regard for his own safety, was determined to save the individual's life even as the man struggled against the officer's efforts to pull him out of harm's way.”
It said his “selfless and heroic actions demonstrated a level of bravery and a true sense of compassion and purpose that often goes unrecognized but is ever present in our law enforcement community.”
Also, “NJ Transit could not be more proud of Victor Ortiz and of the New Jersey Transit Police Department and we hope this serves as a stark reminder of what these men and women do every single day to keep us safe throughout this state.”