Bismarck Native Thanks Officers for Saving His Life

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It’s a call two officers will never forget.

It happened back in October when the officers were called to this neighborhood near the BNSF rail yard, in Grand Forks. 

When they arrived, they found a young man lying on the ground, missing his left arm.

Later they found out it was 21 year old Jacob Huber, a Senior at UND.

He had hopped a train from downtown to Dyke Avenue where he jumped off….But in that process— the train ran him over. 

Bleeding – he managed to walk 100 feet to a nearby home for help.

As the officers tried to stop the bleeding – they say the Bismarck native – who was a standout athlete in high school – was his own hero.  

“That was the biggest shock, how positive he was at the time, he was the one reassuring people on scene that everything was going to be ok,” says Adam Solar of the Grand Forks Police Department.

This week was living proof of that – as the two officers met Jacob for the first time since that night. 

This video shot just this week- shows Jacob – who is still not ready to talk about the accident publicly – learning to walk with a prosthetic leg. 

Doctors had to amputate his left leg due to his injuries.

Both officers say he will forever inspire them, reminding them if this young man can survive this, they can also survive life’s challenges.

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