A Tacoma Rail train conductor is being honored for saving a man who was sleeping on the tracks.
The Olympian reports that a safety board appointed by the governor has presented Max Chabo with a lifesaving award for his actions last summer.
Chabo was operating a 10-car train through a narrow Olympia tunnel last year when he saw a man lying in the train's tracks. Chabo pulled the emergency break but realized the slow-moving train still wouldn't stop in time.
Chabo climbed out of the train, ran to the man and began dragging him down the track until the train stopped.
Chabo says there is no training for such actions, but he says no railroader wants to be involved in a tragic incident.