Friday, May 26, 2006

Hero Librarian is Proud Union Member

As a librarian, Mike Doyle has come to appreciate the value of quiet. There's been a lot less of it, however, since Doyle became a hero for saving a motorist's life during the Representative Assembly.

Doyle, vice president of the Eastport-South Manor Teachers Association on Long Island, was returning to his Rochester hotel with local President Joe Pluta on the evening of May 5 when they were stunned by a horrifying sight. A pickup truck careened off the road, plowed through a six-foot fence and plunged into a pond on the campus of Monroe Community College.

"I just couldn't believe it," Doyle said. "It was like something out of a movie."

Realizing that the truck was sinking fast, Doyle pulled over and dove into the pond to rescue the driver.

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