It’s not every day that a life-saving moment is captured on camera. But that’s exactly what happened when Memphis Police officers saved a suicidal teen from jumping off an Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River. The police officers were able to talk the teen down from the bridge and take him to safety.
The incident occurred in the early morning hours of June 5th. An onlooker noticed a figure on the bridge and called 911. When police arrived on the scene, they discovered a 16-year-old male standing on the bridge’s ledge, ready to jump.
The officers quickly sprung into action. They began talking to the teen, trying to find out why he was feeling so desperate. After several minutes of conversation, the officers were able to convince the teen to come down from the ledge. He was then taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
The Memphis Police Department posted about the incident on their Facebook page, praising the officers for their quick thinking and compassionate approach. They wrote, “We are proud of the officers for their quick response and for taking the time to talk with the young man and get him to safety.”
The story of the Memphis Police officers saving the suicidal teen has since gone viral. It’s a reminder of the importance of mental health awareness and the power of kindness. The officers’ quick thinking and compassionate approach saved this teen’s life, and for that, they deserve all the praise they have received.