TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An officer with the University of Alabama Police Department has been hailed as a hero for rescuing a woman from the Black Warrior River.
Officer Albert Canzoneri earned the Chief of Police’s Medal of Honor for saving the woman, who couldn’t swim.
Canzoneri was working his usual shift on May 10 when he responded to a call about a woman who was attempting to jump into the Black Warrior River in Tuscaloosa.
She jumped in and soon began to panic since she didn’t know how to swim.
Canzoneri removed his utility vest, belt and boots, then he jumped into the river and pulled the woman to safety.