FORT WORTH, Texas – Dramatic video on dash and body cameras showed Texas police officers preventing a woman from jumping off a high overpass on an interstate highway, the Star-Telegram ofÂ Fort Worth reported.
â€śDonâ€™t do it,â€ť Fort Worth police Officer Justin Henry tells a distraught woman, who had climbed onto a concrete barrier on I-35 West around 7 p.m. Saturday.
â€śWe were scared,â€ť Henry said Thursday at a news conference where he spoke about how he and his partner, Trae Cierzan, saved the woman. â€śA storm was coming, it was windy and we didnâ€™t know what was going to happen.
PoliceÂ posted video of the rescue Thursday on Facebook.Â
As Henry and Cierzan pulled up with their patrol car to a car with its emergency flashing lights on, a woman got out of the car.
â€śWe thought it was going to be just a stranded vehicle,â€ť Henry said. â€śMaybe it was just a car stalled and someone was looking over the ledge.â€ť
When the woman stepped on the barrier on top of the overpass, the officers tried to talk her down, theÂ Star-TribuneÂ reported.
â€śWe tried to get her to talk to us,â€ť Cierzan said at the news conference. â€śWe let our training take over.â€ť
â€śDonâ€™t do it,â€ť Henry can be heard on the video. â€śCome here. Come on. Come on. Whatâ€™s your name?â€ť
â€śIt doesnâ€™t matter,â€ť the woman said to Henry.
â€śIt does matter, â€ś Henry said.
Henry continues to talk to the woman as Cierzan inched closer to her from behind, theÂ Star-Tribune reported.
â€śPlease take care of my dog,â€ť the woman can be heard on the video. â€śEverybody wants me dead.â€ť
Within seconds, the officers grabbed her by the arm and pulled her to safety.
â€śWe both are happy at how it ended,â€ť Henry said at the news conference. â€śWe were at the right place at the right time.â€ť
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