Almost a year after Timothy Brooks dove into the Delaware on a steamy July day, he got word that he’ll receive a national honor.
The police officer with Philadelphia’s Bomb Disposal Unit rushed to the scene of last summer’s Ride the Ducks crash and pulled a woman and her three children from the Delaware River. He’ll receive a Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation award.
Brooks, who also serves on the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Arson and Explosives Task Force, told the Inquirer he’s since been touch with the family he saved.
He and two others will be awarded with the annual Citizen Service Before Self Honor. His co-recipients are a crossing guard from Boston who died in 2008 after jumping in front of a car to save a child, and a Greensburg, Pa., doctor who often provides treatment without charge.