Cecil R. Tuley saved Henry H. Scorse from being killed by a train, Holbrook, Arizona, January 27, 1961. While Scorse, 73, was making his way over several railroad tracks, his foot became caught between rails of the main track and a siding track; and he toppled backward across the main track on which a freight train was approaching at approximately 60 m.p.h. Badly dazed, he tried to rise but was unable to do so. Tuley, 40, railroad station cashier, ran more than 400 feet on cinders alongside the track, reaching Scorse when the train was 900 feet away and approaching at slightly diminished speed. Tuley took hold of Scorse and tried without success to pull him from the track. He then noticed that Scorse’s foot was wedged between the rails. Stepping into the path of the oncoming train, Tuley knocked Scorse’s foot free with a sharp blow of his fist. He stepped from the track when the train was within 200 feet of him and traveling at a speed of 50 m.p.h. With the aid of a policeman who had arrived, Tuley pulled Scorse to safety. The train came to a stop a half a mile beyond the crossing.
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