VIDEO: TX Deputy Pulls Distressed Man Off Freeway Overpass

A sheriff's deputy in Montgomery County, TX, is being called a hero after pulling a distressed man off a freeway overpass during a welfare check, reports KHOU.

The sheriff's office says deputies were called to Highway 59 at Highway 99 after concerned citizens reported a man was trying to take his own life. The man was sitting at the edge of the freeway overpass.

Deputy Patrick Gallagher arrived and tried to engage the man in conversation, but he did not respond. The sheriff's office said the man looked over the edge and appeared as if he was going to jump, so the deputy acted quickly to grab him and pull him to safety.

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