Cop stops train derailment with cruiser

Jun 15, 2008 12:01 PM


BROOKFIELD, N.S.–A quick-thinking RCMP officer from Nova Scotia is being praised for risking his own life and preventing a possible train derailment.

Const. Frank Deschenes was among a number of officers responding to single-vehicle accident just south of Brookfield early Sunday.

The accident left the vehicle stuck on some railway tracks, and a CN freight train was only minutes away.

Deschenes crashed his police cruiser into the car, pushing it out of the way with 45 seconds to spare.

The RCMP say Deschenes’ selfless actions saved lives.


One Response to “Cop stops train derailment with cruiser”

  1. kathy cook Says:

    constable frank deschenes you will always be a hero in my eyes and i hope that the woman you saved from distaster sees you as a hero too.
    to all R.C.M.P officers keep up the great work and stay safe

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