Chef's Restaurant Rewards NFTA Bus Driver for Heroic Act

November 4, 2013 Updated Nov 4, 2013 at 7:23 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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November 4, 2013 Updated Nov 4, 2013 at 7:23 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - A local restaurant is rewarding Darnell Barton, the NFTA bus driver credited with saving a woman's life.

On October 18th, Barton started his day as he usually does. He had just picked up students at McKinley High School when he noticed a woman looking down from an overpass at the traffic below.

The woman, apparently, was contemplating jumping.

Barton contacted the NFTA, then exited the bus, grabbed her, and asked if she wanted to come to the other side of the guardrail.

According to Barton, the woman responded, "Yes."

Crisis Counselors were called to the scene to help the unidentified women.

After Barton spoke with police, he continued his daily duties.

Barton received national recognition for his heroic act. He was featured on ABC's World News with Diana Sawyer.

Chef's Restaurant offered Barton four Sabres tickets and dinner at the restaurant.