Philly cop honored for heroism in duck-boat tragedy

Philadelphia Detective Timothy Brooks sprang into action and started pulling people from the Delaware when a tour boat struck a barge last summer

By Miriam Hill
The Philadelphia Inquirer

The minute he heard that a barge had hit a duck boat last summer, sending passengers overboard, Philadelphia Detective Timothy Brooks ran from his Old City office and started pulling people from the Delaware.

He rescued a woman and her three children.

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