FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Video: Ohio Officer Risks Life to Save Man from a Busy Freeway

July 19, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Ohio Officer Risks Life to Save Man From a Busy Freeway

A North Olmsted (Ohio) Police officer is being called a hero for running onto I-480 and dragging a drunk driver to safety, reports WKYC-TV.

The dash cam video starts off like a typical traffic stop. But then the driver, 54-year-old Richard Solis, gets out of his car and darts into traffic.

"Get back in the car, get back in the car," shouts Patrolman Matt Beck.

He gets out of his police cruiser and runs after Solis. They disappear out of frame. And then Patrolman Beck tries to pull Solis out of harms way.

"Kill me. Kill me," yells out Solis.

He falls to the ground, still in the middle of the interstate. Patrolman Beck drags Solis' 340 pound body across three lanes of traffic.

Solis was taken into custody with no injuries.

Tags: Traffic Enforcement, Officer Rescue, Ohio


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: 2 Oklahoma Officers Shot, Suspect Dead
Two law enforcement officers were shot and the alleged shooter was killed Thursday when...
Study: Heroin Use Higher Than a Decade Ago
Far more people in the USA use heroin than a decade ago, a study from the federal...
Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as Attorney General
Loretta Lynch was confirmed Thursday as the first African American woman to serve as...
Michael Brown's Family Files Wrongful-Death Lawsuit
The parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a Ferguson police...
Protests Continue in Baltimore Over In-Custody Death, Union Chief Compares Crowd to "Lynch Mob"
A sixth day of protests over the death of Freddie Gray while in custody of the Baltimore...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine