Over $140,000 has been raised for the hero police officer who tragically died while trying to save a man on train tracks.
Sergeant Graham Saville of Nottinghamshire Police was reportedly struck by a train while rescuing a man who got electrocuted near the Bulpit Lane level crossing in Balderton.
He was rushed to a hospital where he died, surrounded by his family.
According to reports, the incident occurred on Thursday evening when police were dispatched due to concerns about a distressed man.
While trying to rescue him, Sgt. Saville was hit by a train on the East Coast Mainline.
A Just Giving page was set up following his death to support his grieving family. “This is an appeal to the community in order to assist the immediate family of the fallen police officer following a terrible ordeal whereby an officer has given his life in the line of duty whilst saving the life of another individual,” it reads.
“This is the epitome of policing bravery.”
The page continued: “This fund will hopefully assist in many areas of their lives as they now come to terms with the tragic outcome.
“Hopefully one day in time it may help them move forward and bring them some comfort. Please help us help this brave selfless officers family. Please continue to give what you can.”
The page has gained more than $143,000 as of this writing.
Chief Constable Kate Meynell also issued a statement via BBC: “Today marks a day of mourning for the entire police family. Graham was not just a respected colleague but a beloved one, making his demise in the line of duty a staggering blow to us all.
“Our hearts and most sincere condolences reach out to his family, and we are committed to providing them with unwavering support during this indescribably agonizing period. The news of Graham’s passing has left a void that words cannot fill, impacting all those who held him in high regard.”
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