• Aug 13th 2014 at 2:55PM
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State Trooper Saves Man Attempting to Jump Off Bridge


A Maryland state trooper stopped a man attempting to end his life by jumping off a bridge Sunday by tackling him to the ground. The rescue was caught on trooper Joshua Kim's dashboard camera.

Kim told the Washington Post he saw the man walking along the shoulder of the road on Tydings Bridge while heading north on Interstate 96. "As soon as I saw him, I kind of knew. It kind of kicked in," Kim told the Post.

By the time he made a U-turn, the man was already climbing the safety wall. Kim tackled the man and handcuffed him to prevent him from attempting to hurt himself.

The man thanked Kim and told him about health and family problems on the way to the hospital. The bridge has been the site of suicide attempts in the past, and in 2008 a man fell to his death.







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      • 11 Months Ago
      I wish he would have saved Robin Williams
      Mike
      • 11 Months Ago
      I dont think he saved him. I think he screwed him over.
        fa1thful1
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Mike
        Mike do you mean that because you are suicidal, because if you are you should get help NOW.Life is precious and I think of Garth Brooks song "The Dance" puts it best when he sings about if he had given up he would have missed the dance. I have depression but I take my meds, get counseling weekly. You can fight depression and also get your life together. And then after you will look back on this time and think, gosh~how could any1 ever give up. Please please get help soon and God Bless you!
      troopabn
      • 11 Months Ago
      I do believe they meant, "I-95", which crosses the Susquehanna River, near Havre de Grace.
        MarineForceRecon
        • 11 Months Ago
        @troopabn
        I think they meant I-96 which is a well used freeway in lower Michael.
        KMCCLA
        • 11 Months Ago
        @troopabn
        You are correc it is I-95, as for I-96, it is in Michigan, and is a E-W highway.
        Calvin
        • 11 Months Ago
        @troopabn
        You are correct,Route 96 was removed from the MD highway system in 1956.
      sef69
      • 11 Months Ago
      Of course all we hear is the bad stuff,,give the cops. Break
      lem314
      • 11 Months Ago
      Well done Trooper Kim, well done!
      rnav8r
      • 11 Months Ago
      Kudos to Tpr Kim for his actions!
      • 11 Months Ago
      God Bless that officer. If we would obey our police officers when we are told to then we would find that they would respect us and not have to fear for their lives every time they took a breath. If we had to walk in their shoes for one day in one of these cities we would change our minds. So why don't we try and help them keep the peace instead of listening to idiots like sharpton and jackson cause trouble. Don't you have a mind of your own with out them? Surely you know right from wrong.
        robcabob1
        • 11 Months Ago
        you are Wrong!
          chknpkr
          • 11 Months Ago
          @robcabob1
          robcabob1, I'm getting ready to puke reading the words you typed. Go to bed you little worm! You are the wrong one!!!
      robcabob1
      • 11 Months Ago
      BOOOOO, man is not free to choose, officer forces decision. another blow to freedom. Kill yourself = can't pay taxes; Government will NOT allow that!
        • 11 Months Ago
        @robcabob1
        so if you were driving by and saw that, you wouldn't try to stop or try to stop him? if so, then I would not want to know someone like you. smh
      Jan
      • 11 Months Ago
      It is wonderful to see a cop as a human being...YaY.... I had a run in with a wonderful cop myself. NOT ALL cops are bad asses.
      • 11 Months Ago
      You are the man sir!! You are the damn man!!
        robcabob1
        • 11 Months Ago
        Why can't that man choose to die? do you have respect for peoples choices? or you only respect people who would make the same choice as you?
          chknpkr
          • 11 Months Ago
          @robcabob1
          robcabob1, what kind of heartless POS are you? Did you even read the last 2 sentences? Your other post below this is so frigging stupid. I guess you would have kept on driving by & let the man jump. You are taking up to much O2 flapping your vocal cords so please go back into the sewer where you belong.
      juliomnuel
      • 11 Months Ago
      I95 not I 96
      rrioa6027
      • 11 Months Ago
      looks staged to me cops trying to look good after killing a few innocent people recently
        Connie
        • 11 Months Ago
        @rrioa6027
        Key word a "few". 99% of cops are good, risk their lives every day for not enough pay They would even save YOUR sorry butt,jerk!
        kimmer0310
        • 11 Months Ago
        @rrioa6027
        You're an a##
        Janice
        • 11 Months Ago
        @rrioa6027
        Except when u need that cop. What a jerk u r
          rrioa6027
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Janice
          I have never called for a cop in my life
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