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GRASS VALLEY, Calif. June 22, 2017 – Police Officers are often called upon in people’s most desperate moments. Tuesday afternoon a young man was contemplating ending his life by jumping off a local overpass. Officers arrived and spoke with him for several minutes, trying to get him to reconsider. The officers focused their efforts on gaining compliance without the need to use physical intervention.

However after a period of time he suddenly tried to climb the fence and jump over to a busy highway below. By reacting quickly, the Officers were able to prevent a horrible tragedy and get the young man the crisis intervention services he needed. They also protected the motoring public from the possibility of serious traffic accident risks.

**Only a portion of the video is shown here and the identity of the individual has been obscured. Please know that Grass Valley Police Department recognizes the sensitivity of these situations for the individuals, family, friends, and first responders involved. We also believe it is important to tell the story of the good work our and other law enforcement officers do each day in their mission to protect our community.**

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Grass Valley Police Officers stop suicide attempt

Police Officers are often called upon in people’s most desperate moments. Tuesday afternoon a young man was contemplating ending his life by jumping off a local overpass. Officers arrived and spoke with him for several minutes, trying to get him to reconsider. The officers focused their efforts on gaining compliance without the need to use physical intervention. However after a period of time he suddenly tried to climb the fence and jump over to a busy highway below. By reacting quickly, the Officers were able to prevent a horrible tragedy and get the young man the crisis intervention services he needed. They also protected the motoring public from the possibility of serious traffic accident risks.**Only a portion of the video is shown here and the identity of the individual has been obscured. Please know that Grass Valley Police Department recognizes the sensitivity of these situations for the individuals, family, friends, and first responders involved.**

Posted by Grass Valley Police Department on Thursday, 22 June 2017