Bus Driver Reinstated After Being Dismissed for Rescuing Detectives

Posted on August 12, 2011

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PASHA BELYAYEV AND MISHA WEE

New York bus driver George Daw was reinstated today after he was fired for rescuing three stranded police officers.

Daw emerged with job intact after a union hearing on Friday. He will receive back pay, and the marks on his record will be wiped clean.

Courtesy of The Blaze.

On Aug. 1, Daw was driving through New Hyde Park and was about to head back to headquarters when he noticed three people stranded on the side of the road in the middle of a hailstorm. The three were Nassau detectives whose unmarked police car was flooding. They asked Daw to drop them off at their precinct. He let them in and dropped them off as instructed.

However, when Daw got back to headquarters, his employer, Educational Bus Transportation, handed him a dismissal notice with the premise that he “endangered welfare of student he was transporting when he picked up three unauthorized passengers. However, Daw’s only passengers were a teenager and bus matron.

(Featured Image Courtesy of The Blaze.)

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