Man Once Wrongly Accused Has No Doubts about Saving Life of Cop Who Was in a Near-Fatal Crash

Lois Oladejo
Dec 04, 2021
11:40 P.M.
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Despite his bad history with the police, Dylan McLee showed a huge amount of humanity by saving a cop trapped in a vehicle after a car accident. 

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Daylan McLee, a man from Uniontown, Pennsylvania, has many reasons to avoid the police and hold grudges with law enforcement officers. 

He once served a year in jail after being wrongfully accused of pointing a gun at a police officer. However, he was eventually acquitted by a jury, who found him innocent. 

Man helped save a cop after bad history with the Police. | Photo: Youtube/CBS EveningNews

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Besides that, McLee has also been stopped multiple times by the police for traffic violations he believes were borne out of racial discrimination and not for any wrongdoing. 

For a man with such experiences with the police, it would be hard to blame McLee for disliking the police. Indeed, he ensured he avoided them most times as he believed an encounter with them would lead to wrongful accusations. 

It is understandable why McLee would feel that way. However, he never lost his humanity despite his bitter experiences with law enforcement officers. 

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This fact was proved incredibly on a fateful day when a near-fatal car crash occurred at the corner of Uniontown. McLee was around the scene and heard much noise from people, sirens, and the screeching tires of vehicles. 

When he went out to discover the source of the commotion, he saw that there had been a nasty car crash. Also, the circumstance of the accident victim was horrifying. 

The vehicle involved in the crash belonged to the police. Its hood was smashed beyond recognition, and a cop was trapped within. 

A user's comment on video of a man who helped save a cop after bad history with the Police. | Photo: Youtube/CBS EveningNews

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Another police officer arrived at the crash scene and tried to pull his colleague out of the vehicle. However, his efforts were futile. The situation was becoming incredibly dangerous as gas was leaking while flames were spreading. 

McLee did not need an invitation before running to the scene to help. On arrival at the scene, he pulled the trapped officer out and saved his life. 

McLee admitted that he did not know how he managed to pull the officer out. Yet, he was glad he did so. The day was significant for him as he chose to let his past troubles with the police go and save an officer's life. 

A user's comment on video of a man who helped save a cop after bad history with the Police. | Photo: Youtube/CBS EveningNews

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Days later, McLee met with the police officer, Jay Hanley. Their meeting was emotional as they exchanged hugs. 

The cop, who is on crutches and continues his recovery from the crash, was thankful to McLee for saving his life. His wife was also grateful and embraced her husband's rescuer. 

McLee has had bad experiences with police officers in the past, but he believes there are still good cops out there. He wished Officer Hanley a quick recovery and said he could not wait for him to get back to work. 

A user's comment on video of a man who helped save a cop after bad history with the Police. | Photo: Youtube/CBS EveningNews

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McLee also hopes his encounter with Hanley would change how the police treat people of color and vice versa. He told CBS Evening News: 

"I want people to start to look at everybody as Americans and not, 'He's White, he's Black, he's Asian.' We're people – and when we start realizing that things should get better." 

A user's comment on video of a man who helped save a cop after bad history with the Police. | Photo: Youtube/CBS EveningNews

Meanwhile, Officer Hanley feels lucky McLee was there to save him and did not allow his animosity toward the police to get over his humanity. 

McLee's actions show that good people exist in the world, and it is another lesson that everyone should take their differences aside and stand together as one. 

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