FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Fla. Officer Saves Bridge Jumper

January 20, 2014  | 

The call came in at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, just when Sgt. Anthony "Tony" Cerniglia, supervisor of patrol at the Bradenton (Fla.) Police Department, was about to do roll call, the Bradenton Herald reports.

BPD dispatch was on the phone with a woman who apparently wanted to jump off the Ninth Street Bridge over the Manatee River.

Cerniglia yelled out to Lt. Jeremy Giddens: "Jeremy, take the meeting. I'm going to the bridge."

As he talked Erin Carnes off the bridge, Cerniglia didn't know she had just left her 1-year-old child by a mailbox by a home in the 1600 block of 17th Street East in Palmetto, according to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report.


Tags: Officer Heroism, Suicidal Subjects, Florida


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

Capt. Crunch @ 1/20/2014 6:18 PM

Good job and a great story.

S.S @ 1/21/2014 8:10 AM

Way to go Sarge!

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Pennsylvania Trooper Ambush Suspect Spotted, Still at Large
A woman in northeastern Pennsylvania says she spotted trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein...
Video: Man Steals Ambulance, Leads LAPD on Chase
A man being treated by paramedics stole a Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance and led...
Indiana Police Take Down Serial Killer, 7 Bodies Found
Suspect Darren Deon Vann, 43, helped authorities locate the bodies of six victims in Gary,...
Video: New Mexico Officer Cleared of Sexual Assault by Body Camera
Arrested for drunk driving, an Albuquerque woman tried to flip the script on an...
2 in Speeding Car Killed, Chicago PD Sergeant Hurt in Crash
A car was speeding west in the 4000 block of West Ogden Avenue about 11 p.m. when the...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine