A deputy with the Knox County (TN) Sheriff's Office and a Knoxville Police lieutenant used quick reflexes and sheer strength to save a young man attempting to jump from a bridge earlier this year.
Sheriff Tom Spangler posted video of the April incident on the agency's Facebook page on Monday, saying that he "would like to commend our very own TANGO 'Traffic Unit' Officer Brian Rehg for his efforts in saving the life of a young man that attempted to jump off a bridge on Pleasant Ridge Road…"
The post continued, "Officer Rehg along with KPD Lt. Chris McCarter grabbed and held onto the young man just seconds before he went over the bridge. Because of their vigilance and quick actions the young man is alive today."
The post concluded, "Both Lt. McCarter and Officer Rehg are true local heroes, not just because of this one incident but because they continue to risk their lives daily for the safety of others. Thank you gentlemen for your continued hard work and dedication to Knoxville and Knox County!"