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Cellphone Video Shows OKC Officer's Quick Actions To Save Distraught Man

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Thursday afternoon, police posted a cellphone video showing just how quickly the situation evolved into something very dangerous. Thursday afternoon, police posted a cellphone video showing just how quickly the situation evolved into something very dangerous.
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Oklahoma City Police Department posted a cellphone video Thursday, showing an officer's heroic efforts in saving a distraught man who tried to jump from a bridge.

Saturday afternoon, Sgt. Jacob Cole responded to a welfare check call regarding a man leaning over the ledge of the I-35 bridge over S.E. 89th St. When Sgt. Cole arrived, he found the man standing on the bridge, threatening to leap to his death.

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Sgt. Cole tried to reason with the distraught man, while inching closer to him. However, police said as Sgt. Cole closed the gap, the man tried to jump. Sgt. Cole, at great risk to his own safety, grabbed the man’s shirt and hung onto him as he dangled from the bridge, police said.

"He eventually quit looking at me and he started praying, and he slid further away. I just knew he was gonna try to go and I wasn't going to let that happen," Sgt. Cole said.

Thursday afternoon, police posted a cellphone video showing just how quickly the situation evolved into something very dangerous. Thanks to the heroic efforts and quick thinking of Sgt. Cole and two Norman officers who stopped by to help, nobody was injured or killed.

The department said it trains all of its officers in how to deal with people in crisis and the mentally ill.

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