MIL OSI – Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English – Press Release/Statement
Headline: Vladimir Kolokoltsev awarded the canine inspector for the rescue of the passenger in metro
“The Minister of Interior Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Police General of the Russian Federation Vladimir Kolokoltsev awarded the Medal “For Valor in the Service” a policeman who saved life to a passenger who fell on the rails in the Moscow metro,” said Russian MIA official representative Irina Volk.
On April 6, 2017, the Second canine inspector of the Internal Affairs Department of Moscow Metro of the Internal Affairs General Administration of Moscow, Police Senior Sergeant Denis Sadkov, was on service and provided security of public order at Pushkinskaya metro station. At about 8 p.m. he heard cries for help from the platform towards the Planernaya metro station. He run closer to the scene and saw an elderly man standing on the rails.
“There was no time to think,” recalls Denis Sadkov. “The passenger on the rails was clearly not about to get back on the platform or lie between the rails. From the dark tunnel, the lights of the approaching train were already visible. I handed the service dog to my partner and jumped off on the rails.
A few seconds before a possible collision, the policeman managed to take down a man and cover him with his body. The train drove part of the train over the numb bodies trying to slow down. When the electricity was cut off on the roads, Denis Sadkov helped the passenger get out from under the train and climb to the platform. None of them was hurt. The passenger was taken away by doctors, and Denis Sadkov continued his service with his German shepherd named Reno.