Monday, June 10, 2013

CP train crew saves a life, commended for bravery

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
CP train crew saves a life, commended for bravery CP Rail
On the evening of May 11, 2013, Canadian Pacific Railroad Engineer Fred Jarrell and Conductor Ben Goar were moving their train next to Warner Road near Childs Road in St. Paul, Minn., along the bluffs of the Mississippi River, when they noticed a boy hanging onto the bluffs.

They called out to him, and telephoned 9-1-1. Then, Jarrell climbed up the bluff and safely helped the boy get back onto the top where he started from. The boy was autistic and had been missing from home.

St. Paul Fire Chief Tim Butler awarded a Letter of Commendation to Jarrell (center) and Goar “for their awareness, quick thinking, and bravery as they saved the boy from possible serious injury or even death, and at their own peril.”