Dramatic footage shows heroic cop stopping man from jumping off bridge

The incident took place after Sgt. Greg Bogert of Riverdale police department responded to a call of a man walking on Route 287 North near exit 53 on Monday morning.

    2016/04/28

NSFW    RIVERDALE, NEW JERSEY — An officer of Riverdale police department in New Jersey heroically saved the life of a man who was attempting to jump over a bridge.

Sgt. Greg Bogert responded to a call of the sighting of a man walking on Route 287 North near exit 53 on Monday morning. After arriving the scene, Sgt. Bogert saw the man, who was obviously in distress, standing in the middle of the traffic.

The man then started running towards the concrete barrier and tried to jump off the bridge. Sgt. Bogert grabbed the man just in time to prevent him from jumping.

The man, identified as a missing person of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was later taken to a hospital for psychological evaluation.
Sgt. Bogert chasing the man who was trying to commit suicide. RIVERDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Sgt. Bogert chasing the man who was trying to commit suicide. RIVERDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Sgt. Bogert was able to grab the man moments before he was about to jump off the bridge. RIVERDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Sgt. Bogert was able to grab the man moments before he was about to jump off the bridge. RIVERDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT
The man turned out to be a missing person of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. RIVERDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT
The man turned out to be a missing person of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. RIVERDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT
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