Trooper intervenes as a Man was All Set to Jump off a Bridge
A 24-year-old trooper Joshua Kim prevented a man from committing suicide after he was all set to jump off a bridge. Kim said that his high school football background helped him to deal with the man and make sure that they both stayed on the bridge and not flipped over the side.
The dashboard camera of Kim captured him while he was tackling the suicidal man. Kim said that the man later thanked him and apologized for his act. The man told Kim that family issues and some health problems were troubling him to such an extent that he resorted to end his life.
Kim, a state trooper for two years, saved the life of the man who was preparing to jump off a 90-foot bridge, said Maryland State Police. Kim's dashboard camera recorded Saturday's rescue on the Millard E. Tydings Memorial Bridge in Port Deposit. It could be clearly seen in the video that the 24-year-old Kim is endeavoring to force the man to come safe from the wall onto the ground. After the man was pulled to the ground, Kim handcuffed him for his safety, said the police.
According to Kim, it was high school football skills that helped him pull the man off the ledge of a bridge. Kim saw the man on the bridge - 90 feet above the Susquehanna River - while he was on routine patrolling on Sunday in the late evening.
"The man kind of waved goodbye and Trooper Kim acted immediately, without hesitation, and rescued him from making that jump. This man could have easily taken him over the side of the bridge with him", said Russo.
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