SAPD Officers Prevent Suicide on Thanksgiving DayPress Release
SAN ANGELO, TX – Over the holiday break two San Angelo Police Officers prevented a suicidal man from jumping off a bridge on Thanksgiving.
According to SAPD, last Thursday around 7:00 p.m. the department received multiple calls concerning a man who appeared to be on the verge of jumping off the bridge at Van Buren and Freeland. When Officers Edward Salmon and Steven Martinez arrived at the scene, they found a 24-year-old San Angelo man who was contemplating suicide.
The officers established rapport with the man and during their interaction the officers seized the opportunity to pull the man from the railing when he became distracted by answering his phone. The man was taken into custody by Tom Green County Mental Health Deputies.
According to a statement by SAPD, “the San Angelo Police Department believes Officers Salmon and Martinez were near the incident at the right time and hope the man receives the help that he needs and deserves.
If you are thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, please reach out for help. Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 (English) or 1-888-628-9454 (Spanish). Calls are confidential and free. Talking with someone about your thoughts and feelings can save your life.
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