Brookings officer pulls suicidal female from bridge railing

Brookings, Ore. — Officials say Brookings Police Officer Jaired Freeman pulled a suicidal female off the Dot Martin Bridge (Chetco River Bridge) late Sunday night as she was attempting to jump.

The incident was captured on the officer’s body camera. As the distraught woman began to climb over the bridge railing, officer Freeman jumped over the barrier and pulled her to safety. Officials say the woman’s name is being withheld for privacy reasons and she was transported to an area hospital on a Police Officer Hold.

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