Thursday, March 28, 2019

Motorcycle officer and big rig trucker saved teen from suicide

Officer’s Quick Thinking, Presence Of Big Rig Helps Prevent Teen Suicide In Arlington

March 27, 2019

“I’ve had it happen in my family – loss due to suicide and it’s not a good thing,” Crawford said. “(I) always ask what could I have done. Well, today, I did something. Maybe he can get some help. Maybe he can’t. But today it didn’t happen.”
ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Arlington Police Department is heaping praise on one of its own for quick-thinking that helped prevent a suicide Wednesday morning.

Police said around 8:30 a.m., a teenage boy looked like he was getting ready to jump off the Kelly Elliott Bridge over I-20.

Cpl. Deric Sheriff, a 15-year veteran motorcycle officer, flagged down an 18-wheeler and directed the driver to pull up and stop underneath the bridge.

The big rig was 13 feet tall, a perfect height for this unusual situation.
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