Incredible moment hero female cop saves suicidal woman from jumping off overpass
THIS is the incredible moment a quick-thinking cop stops a woman leaping to her death from an overpass.
Lana Checkak from the Pensacola PD has been hailed as a hero after saving the allegedly suicidal woman's life.
The entire exchange was captured on the officer's bodycam.
Lana can be heard asking the woman – who is pacing up and down the sidewalk – if she is "doing alright".
She adds: "Somebody called saying you were sitting on the railings – were you sitting on the railings?"
The woman quietly replies, but the officer doesn't hear.
Just as she asks: "What did you say?" the woman leaps up onto the railings, hurtling up towards the edge.
Lana cries out and grabs the woman by the arm.
She falls backwards onto the floor, visibly shaken and crying.
Officers said the woman was taken into protective custody and evaluated in a mental facility.
She has not been arrested or charged with anything.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.
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