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Vermont Officer Talks Jumper Off Bridge

January 08, 2012  | 

Burlington (Vt.) Police Officer Laura Pezzulo convinced a suicidal man perched on the Main Street bridge Saturday night not to jump to his death.

Pezzulo, a trained negotiator and part-time officer, gradually coaxed the man off the edge of the bridge above the Winooski River, reports the Burlington Free-Press.

After the 90-minute negotiation, the man, in his 40s, was taken into custody and hospitalized for intoxication and mental health issues.


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