PHOTOS: St. Paul cop saves Black Lives Matter marcher from moving train

Police officers are supposed to serve and protect, and during yesterday's Black Lives Matter "Reclaim MLK" march, a St. Paul cop quite literally did the latter.

The as-of-yet-unidentified officer pulled a camera-toting man from the path of an oncoming Green Line train just in the nick of time, and the scene was captured for posterity by Pioneer Press photographer Ben Garvin:

Reached for comment this afternoon, St. Paul Police Department spokesperson Paul Paulos says he has a pretty good idea who the officer is, but can't  confirm his identity at this time.

We also touched base with Metro Transit spokesperson Howie Padilla and asked him if the train would've been able to stop had the officer not been there to yank the man out of the way.

"Trains weigh a little more than you and I," Padilla says with a chuckle. "Technology can't beat physics, man."

In other words, at least one Black Lives Matter marcher should be thankful he was grabbed by a cop after all.

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