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Cop Stops Suicidal Man From Jumping Off Bridge And Consoles Him In Powerful Photo.

a cop consoling a man in distress

Alarming data shows that suicide rates have risen dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic began with some experts even saying that we’re in the middle of a “mental illness pandemic.

For this reason, mental health organizations, crisis hotlines, and even law enforcement officers have ramped up their efforts to stop this alarming trend. Massachusetts State Police Trooper Paul O’Connor is a great example of someone involved in this life-saving effort.

O’Connor, fellow troopers, and firefighters from Boston and Chelsea went through some nerve-wracking minutes as they responded to a call of a distraught man on the Tobin Bridge. According to officials, the man was threatening to jump from the upper deck.

O’Connor knew that there was no time to waste, so he used all of his skills and wisdom to convince the man to not do anything to harm himself. Thankfully, their conversation helped him get off the deck and back on to safe ground. Even then, O’Connor stayed and talked with him as he waited for an ambulance.

A heartwarming photo taken during this time shows the officer comforting and hugging the distressed man, something he no doubt needed in that moment.

It’s people like O’Connor that help make this world a better place. His story is a good reminder for us all to do our part in helping others who might be going through a rough time. Thank you, O’Connor, for showing us the good in humanity!

We hope this man recovers soon, and we wish him a beautiful, healthy, and happy life!

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please know that there is help available 24/7. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. There is also a Spanish line available.

Don’t forget to share O’Connor’s life-saving story with a friend.

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