Dramatic Video Shows Police Officer Saving Man Attempting to Jump Off Bridge

The New Jersey officer tackled the man who was preparing to jump off Route 287.
2:08 | 04/26/16

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Transcript for Dramatic Video Shows Police Officer Saving Man Attempting to Jump Off Bridge
We're gonna begin with this half hour with new details and New Jersey police office who saved a man was about to jump off of a bridge to dash cam from the squad car. Captured the dramatic moments. The all the -- Riverdale was able to tackle him just in time and this afternoon we are hearing from that officer. New Jersey reporter Toni Yates is live in Riverdale with more Tony. And you know police officers are so quick to say all it comes with the job my training my adrenaline kicked and but Sargent Redd Bogut was literally the difference between life and death yesterday take a look at that video I his dash cam video captured this would. One I'm to present save. The sergeant had gotten the call of the distraught man. I yesterday morning who was walking pacing on an interstate 287 overpass. The man police eventually found out. Was just walked over some family issues and police say he intended to end his pain. By taking his life taking a leap off that bridge the sergeant Bogut was stronger and faxed. Describe the video puppy when we sit. Basically what happens is I pull up and I start to open up to the word windows open and I'm trying to talk so because they want him panicked can take off on me. As I was opening a door he focused on the agent bridge and I knew he was gonna use to take a run for. And I sister you know I just started screaming don't do it don't do it stress tests could do to stop them. From welcome. Tell us about a moment like that because does it ever even flash C a mind like. I am going to be the difference between life and death but this person. Around you'll have time to think about it. Home this a lot of people realize things happened so fast you just have to react. That was a say the mammoth taken into custody by state police he was taken to the hospital and no one was hard. Now sergeant vote it's been on the police force in Riverdale for eighteen years coming up later on Eyewitness News because of his quick save yesterday. Got a new declaration on his locker that it showed the coming up later on eyewitness is that we're live invented study aids. Channel seven eyewitness.

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