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Hero Cop, Wife Save 2-Year-Old Who Fell Alongside Train In Dutchess

Beacon Police Officer Peter Boutros, seen here visiting a summer program in South Davies Terrace.
Beacon Police Officer Peter Boutros, seen here visiting a summer program in South Davies Terrace. Photo Credit: Beacon PBA

An off-duty police officer and his wife went above and beyond the call of duty on Sunday, jumping into action to rescue a 2-year-old who had fallen into the gap at the Beacon Train Station and was in danger.

City of Beacon Police Officer Peter Boutros was enjoying his day off with his wife on Sunday afternoon, and while they were at the train station, the Beacon PBA said that he heard a woman screaming after her child had fallen fully into the gap between the train and platform.

Boutros’ wife was able to hit a button to notify train staff, while Boutros jumped down to the ground, reaching down for the child, putting a part of his body between the train and the platform. He then pulled the child to safety and alerted paramedics to evaluate.

In the end, no injuries were reported and all parties walked away from the incident safely.

Boutros became a City of Beacon police officer in March, 2016.

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