“13 Officers Credited with Saving Woman’s Life” after jumping off the Roosevelt Bridge

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From MPD:

“On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at approximately 10:46 am, a citizen called 9-1-1 to report a female standing outside the railing of the Roosevelt Bridge. The citizen approached the female and told her “Don’t jump! Don’t jump!” The female was then seen jumping off the bridge.

Officers assigned to the Second District responded to the bridge, observed the female in the water, and notified MPD Harbor Patrol.

Special Operations Division Harbor Patrol officers were patrolling in the waterway nearby and immediately responded, pulling the unresponsive female from the water and beginning to administer life-saving care.

The Harbor Patrol officers transported the female to the shoreline, where she was transported by DC Fire and EMS to an area hospital for treatment. Due to the immediate response of these officers, the woman’s life was saved.”

13 Comment

  • Nicely done! Hopefully this story will receive as many comments as negative stories regarding police often do…

    • This is good news but your comment is patently absurd.
      Policework is often dramatic which is why they get attention for doing their jobs well even though that’s just part of the job.
      Do you often comment on the excellent work of our hardworking janitors when you walk into a clean building? I hope you aren’t some kind of hypocrite who refuses to coddle overly sensitive janitors who are hurt by your lumping them in with the ones that don’t clean as well or scare easily and shoot unarmed citizens to death.
      Honestly that PSA is obnoxious as well because it credits her life being saved to “the immediate response of these officers” with no mention of the citizen who called in the jumper who clearly deserves at least a mention.

      • I probably should have added ‘on this site…’

        What is ‘patently absurd’ is your diatribe – Do you really hope I am one way or the other, or do you just want to make more out of my comment than there really is —

        For the record, I was referring to the constant complaining (on this site) about MPD not being everywhere at once – Of course I would not lump this in with the more serious stories related to police shootings, etc.

        Take a breath and enjoy the day…

        ps. well done, concerned citizen!

  • Great job MPD! And thanks to OUC for actually taking the 9-1-1 call this time, when every second really mattered.
    Hope the woman recovers in every way possible, glad she survived.

  • Tomorrow’s headline, “Woman Sues Police Claiming: You Didn’t Save My Life, You Ruined My Death!”

    • Seriously, dude? not as funny as you think. Especially when we have people in our PoPville community struggling with the loss of friends and loved ones to suicide. I like a good joke about unexpected outcomes, but that was really not funny at all.

  • Now I hope she gets the help she needs.

  • What is the air gap on the TR Bridge? Like 25-30 Ft? Can you die jumping off that?