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Cop Sees A Man About To Jump From A Bridge, And He Has Less Than A Second To Do Something

Police officers have, undoubtedly, some of the most stressful jobs in the world. Not only must they face violent and potentially deadly situations on a daily basis, but those moments are entirely unpredictable, and officers never know what will happen next.

This is especially true when they’re trying to help someone who’s clearly in severe emotional distress, as one New Jersey officer experienced recently. While responding to a call about a stopped car in the middle of an overpass on Route 287, the officer initially tried to speak with the driver to calm him down.

That’s when the man took off toward the edge of the bridge—and the cop had to make a split-second decision that could mean the difference between life…

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