The city employee who saved a man from an oncoming train this past weekend will be honored as a “hometown hero” prior to the Raiders’ TNF game … the team announced on Tuesday.
The story is incredible — right after Oakland beat the Detroit Lions on Sunday, a train station near the stadium was packed with Raider fans … and one man lost his balance and fell onto the tracks.
BART supervisor John O’Conner saw what happened and pulled the man from the tracks and back to safety without hesitation … saving him from the zooming train.
O’Connor spoke about the incident afterwards … admitting “”I thought the train was going to cut him in half, honestly.”
Now, the Silver and Black are honoring O’Connor for his heroic actions before the Raiders play against the LA Chargers on Thursday.
“The team will host him in front of Raider Nation as this week’s ‘Hometown Hero,'” the Raiders said on Tuesday.
No word on what else will go down for O’Conner, but we’re sure he’s gonna get hooked up!!