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Palm Beach Officer Rescues Man From Wreckage

Monday, February 2, 2009

TSA Weekly

By Mike McCann, deputy assistant FSD for screening, Palm Beach (Fla.) International Airport

TSO Etna Rizzo

In a daring rescue, TSO Etna Rizzo pulled an injured man out of a car after it flipped over and landed on the side of the road.

Rizzo saw the vehicle while driving to work early the morning of Jan. 6. After calling 911, she ran to assist the unconscious driver. As smoke started coming from the car, Rizzo carried the man to safety and stayed with him until emergency personnel arrived.

"TSO Rizzo's actions in this incident reflect her deep commitment to protecting others," said Maxine McManaman, assistant FSD for screening.