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LA Deputy Saves Pregnant Woman from Jumping Off Bridge

A lieutenant with the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Officer is being lauded for saving the life of a pregnant woman who hopped the rail of a bridge 175 feet off the waters of the Mississippi River.

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Video: Arizona Officer Talks Suicidal Man Out of Jumping from Bridge

An officer with the Chandler (AZ) Police Department saved a suicidal man from jumping off a bridge early Thursday morning.

WI Deputy Shot, Suicidal Subject Killed

The wounded deputy is in stable condition. Wood County Sheriff Becker did not release the deputy’s name, but said he was shot in the upper torso and arm area.

Kansas Man in Custody After Allegedly Shooting at Police

A man is in custody after he reportedly opened fire on officers with the Leawood (KS) Police Department immediately prior to a six-hour standoff on Saturday night.

New York Officer Helps Save Life of Suicidal Man on Second Day on the Job

Officers John Zonneveld and Angela Acierno responded to a call in which a man was threatening to jump from a freeway overpass. At the time, Zonneveld was training Acierno, who was on her second day on the job.

Colorado Undersheriff Shot While Trying to Prevent a Woman's Suicide

Undersheriff Steve Lowrance was transported to a nearby hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery.

Video: Texas Motor Officer, Truck Driver Save Teen from Suicide Attempt

A motor officer with the Arlington (TX) Police Department used some quick thinking to get the assistance of a passing driver of a tractor-trailer truck to help save the life of a distraught and suicidal teenager perched on a freeway overpass.

Video: Texas Officers Save Suicidal Teen on Highway Overpass

Three officers with the Mansfield (TX) Police Department saved a teen from taking his own life by pulling him to safety and taking him into protective custody. On Thursday, the department released dash and body camera footage of the event, which took place Tuesday.

Video: Oklahoma Citizens, Police Work Together to Save Suicidal Man's Life

The Tulsa (OK) Police Department posted dramatic body camera footage to its Facebook page over the weekend, showing officers coming to the aid of citizens already hanging onto a man who had attempted to jump from a freeway overpass.

Massachusetts Officer Talks Suicidal Man to Safety from 70-Foot Building

According to the Sun Chronicle, Sergeant Jeffrey Peavey—a 32-year-veteran of the force—established a dialogue with the 21-year-old man, speaking with the distraught subject for 45 minutes before convincing the man to retreat from the precipice into safety.