Arturo “Art” Rivera, left, with Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer after an awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 16, at Fresno City Hall honoring more than 40 members of the Fresno Police Department. Rivera received a Lifesaving Medal for helping rescue an elderly disabled man stuck on the railroad tracks who was nearly struck and killed by a train in central Fresno last summer.
Arturo “Art” Rivera, left, with Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer after an awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 16, at Fresno City Hall honoring more than 40 members of the Fresno Police Department. Rivera received a Lifesaving Medal for helping rescue an elderly disabled man stuck on the railroad tracks who was nearly struck and killed by a train in central Fresno last summer. CARMEN GEORGE cgeorge@fresnobee.com
Arturo “Art” Rivera, left, with Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer after an awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 16, at Fresno City Hall honoring more than 40 members of the Fresno Police Department. Rivera received a Lifesaving Medal for helping rescue an elderly disabled man stuck on the railroad tracks who was nearly struck and killed by a train in central Fresno last summer. CARMEN GEORGE cgeorge@fresnobee.com

This cop arrived just in time to save a disabled man stuck on the railroad tracks

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