Cop Saves Suicidal Man in Dramatic Video

Sgt. Greg Bogert pulled back man who was about to jump from bridge
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2016 1:13 PM CDT

A New Jersey police officer's dramatic rescue of a suicidal man was caught on dashcam video Monday, reports. Sgt. Greg Bogert, an 18-year veteran of the Riverdale Police Department, responded to calls about a man walking into traffic near the Route 287 bridge; when he arrived, the man was in tears and clearly distressed, a Riverdale PD spokesperson says. Bogert first tried to speak to him, but the man ran to the edge of the bridge and started to scale the concrete barrier. Bogert, who can be heard shouting "No, no, don't do it" on the video, was able to grab the man and pull him back to safety before he went over the ledge. He was transported to a local hospital for a psychological screening. (More uplifting news stories.)

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