Utah Highway Patrol trooper pulls a man from his car seconds before it was hit by a train

UHP trooper saves man from oncoming train

With only seconds to go before a train barreled through, a Utah state trooper pulled an unconscious driver from his car after it got stuck on the tracks. Trooper Ruben Correa, who has been with the Utah Highway Patrol for two years, was responding to a routine traffic stop when he got a call from dispatch about a car on train tracks not far from him, according to Sgt. Nick Street, the spokesman for the Utah Highway Patrol.  The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, was unconscious, and a medical issue contributed to him driving off the nearby highway and onto the tracks, said Street.  Correa left the traffic stop and began to drive down the freeway using his spotlight to search for the vehicle, Street told CNN.  He ended up arriving in the nick of time.  It took 35 seconds from when Correa got out of his patrol car to when the train hit the stranded vehicle, said Street.  The trooper and driver were still on the embankment when the train came through.  The Utah Highway Patrol called Correa's actions "incredible and heroic," but Correa said none of that was on his mind.  "At that point, I actually wasn't really thinking," Correa said.  "I was just doing my job."  After being rescued, the driver was checked out by medical personnel and his parents were able to come pick him up.  "He is doing well," Street said.

10/17/19

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Montana Highway Patrol unveils a new look for its anniversary

Montana HP new car

The year 2020 will mark the 85th anniversary of the Montana Highway Patrol, and to celebrate the, the MHP debuted a new car design on social media on Friday.  In contrast to the current black design, the new retro design is white with a 1985 MHP logo on the door.  Several of the new cars are already out on Montana roads, and around 50 of the anniversary cars are being deployed around the state.

10/17/19

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Off-duty New Jersey State trooper helped save a woman's life

NJSP Trooper off duty saves life

An off-duty New Jersey state trooper is being recognized for her quick reaction that helped to save a woman's life.  Cassandra Pugh was at the Hugh Jackman concert in Newark Sunday when she started hearing cries for help.  According to WPIX, Pugh ran towards the shouting and found 73-year-old Jean Jadro lying on a bathroom floor, unconscious and not breathing.  “We determined she didn’t have a pulse and we just sprung into action and started giving her chest compressions.” “We did CPR until EMTs arrived with an AED, it delivered two shocks,” she told WPIX.  Jadro started to breathe again and was taken to a local hospital. “I feel like it was meant to be and I was meant to be there,” Pugh said.  In 2017, Pugh and other law enforcement officers were honored for saving a woman from a knife-wielding man in Puerto Rico  "Trooper Pugh used her training and experience to deliver immediate care to the victim that undoubtedly helped save the woman's life," NJSP said.

10/16/19

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Indiana State Police trooper killed in line-of-duty

ISP Killed in line of duty Stephan

Trooper Peter Stephan was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Old State Road 25, near Stair Road, while responding to assist another deputy at the scene of a crash near Americus.  His patrol car left the roadway as he entered a curve and overturned before striking a utility pole.  He succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  Trooper Stephan had served with the Indiana State Police for four years.  He is survived by his wife and six-month-old daughter.

10/14/19

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Missouri Highway Patrol participates in charity golf tournament

Missouri SHP Charity Golf Tournament

It’s not Augusta, but the Artisan Contracting put on its own version of the Masters.  The Missouri Association of State Troopers Emergency Relief Society will be at the Cape Country Club.  The annual charity golf tournament is now in its sixth year.  The money raised at the event goes toward the families of fallen troopers.  “Since the MASTERS was formed in 1979, 21 members of the Highway Patrol have given the ultimate sacrifice and laid down their lives for the citizens of Missouri,” Sgt. Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, said, “and the Masters steps in and helps with housing, utility bills, college education for the surviving members of the family.”  Monday’s tournament raised more than $9,000. Since its inception, the charity game has raised more than $40,000.

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