Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Sheriffs Rescue Suicidal Man on Bridge

Two officers intervened just in time to prevent a suicidal man from jumping off a Bridge early Tuesday in Portland, Oregon. According to the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office They received a report that a man in his 60s had left a suicide note at his home that outlined his plan to jump off the Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks.

Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Princehouse and Skamania County sheriff’s Sgt. Jay Johnston were already near the Bridge of the Gods on another call when the report was dispatched to them. Johnston saw the suspect in a green Honda heading toward the Washington side of the Columbia River. The suspect stopped his vehicle and ran to the guardrail and began to climb over it. Johnston grabbed him by the neck and pulled him back to the vehicle, where Princehouse helped subdue the man.

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