Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service, Transportation Security Administration
Duty Station: Chelsea, Mass.
Hometown: Marlton, NJ
On February 18, 2016, Matthew Silverman was on his way to work when he witnessed a Revere, Massachusetts police cruiser involved in a high speed pursuit suddenly crash into two utility poles. Electrical sparks flew and gasoline began pooling underneath the cruiser. Mr. Silverman pulled the officer to safety just before the vehicle erupted in flames. He provided initial first aid treatment for shock and lacerations, and directed other citizens to keep the scene safe until first responders arrived. The officer was transported to the hospital for his injuries and is recovering.