Houston Transit Cop: Twice a Hero!

Houston Transit Cop: Twice a Hero! was originally published on City Desk on Jan. 23, 2009, at 11:53 am

Can we keep you, Eliot Swainson?

The guy, after all, has a knack for being in the right place at the right time in this town, Superman-style. First off, the Houston transit cop, on loan to the Metro transit police for the inauguration, saved a 68-year-old woman who fell onto the tracks by rolling her under the lip of a Chinatown/Galley Place platform as a train passed.

Then, as a Houston TV station reported yesterday, he was among the first responders to the deadly rowhouse fire on North Capitol Street on Wednesday. According to CNN, Swainson and others knocked on doors of adjacent houses to evacuate those folks.

Please, can we keep you, please?

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