A bodycam captured the tense moment a police officer in Trenton, New Jersey rescued a suicidal man dangling from a window ledge.
ABC 6 News reports that officer Freddy Jimenez, 29, was responding to a call about a woman who died of natural causes. When he entered the home, he could hear the late woman’s husband talking to himself in the other room. The concerned officer entered, and found the husband dangling out of a window ledge.
Officer Jimenez rushed over to the window where the man can be heard repeating two chilling words to himself.
“Do it. Do it. Do it.”
Officer Jimenez immediately starts trying to hoist up the distraught man saying, “I’m here to help you, grab my leg. I got you, my friend. I don’t want you to die.”
The officer said that he believes the man changed his mind about wanting to die when the man heard him saying he wanted to help.
Trenton Police Director Ernie Parrey praised Officer Jimenez for his actions.
“With everything that’s going on in the world, especially in respect to policing, doing what’s right or wrong in the world, that’s what the Trenton Police Department is about.”
The man who attempted suicide is currently in the hospital.
Just days later, on Wednesday, Trenton Police made another heart-pounding rescue.
Around 11 p.m. that night, a woman had climbed over the railing on a Trenton bridge, and was threatening to jump. Police were called to the scene and began negotiating with the woman.
Trenton Fire Department’s Rescue 1 placed boats in the waters of the Delaware Ricer, underneath the bridge. Additional marine units were staged on the Morrisville, Pennsylvania side, according to a report by nj.com.
Officers were able to pull the woman back over the rail around 11:55 p.m. She was escorted to a police vehicle.
[Feature photo: Bodycam/Video screengrab]