As the arms of the railway crossing began to fall, Urrea jumped into action Wednesday morning, jumping out of her patrol car and running towards the 66-year-old.
And thanks to Urrea’s body camera, the entire rescue, which lasted 45 seconds, was captured on video.
In the footage, Urrea runs out of her patrol car and asks the man if he can get up as she tries to catch him up and get off the train track.
“Get up, get up, get up,”; she shouts.
The hatred and the husband fall back and, within 5 seconds – after they both stay on the ground – the train zones from, barely disappearing them.
“Officer Urrea risked her life to save another and her actions prevented a tragedy today,” the department said in a statement. “We are extremely proud of Officer Erica Urrea and her heroism.”
Police have not released the identity of the 66-year-old, who suffered a leg injury and was taken to a local hospital.