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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.



Comments (2)

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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!

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