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    State Police prevent suicide on highway bridge

    Lindsay Corcoran
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    SHREWSBURY, Mass. - State troopers tackled a suicidal man to stop him from jumping off of the I-290 bridge over Lake Quinsigamond in Shrewsbury on Wednesday morning.

    At 10:03 a.m., the State Police Holden Barracks received a call from the Holden Police Department, which had a man on the phone who said he was planning on killing himself.

    State Police prevent suicide on Shrewsbury bridge | The Daily Shrewsbury
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    Troopers Michael Riley, Jell Gilbert and Dana Oliver all responded to the bridge near Exit 19 on I-290 westbound where they found a 39-year-old man with one leg over the railing, State Police said. He had parked his SUV on the side of the highway and was out of his vehicle when troopers arrived.
    One trooper was able to get close enough to the man to tackle him and bring him back onto the bridge deck, State Police said
    The suicidal man must not have really wanted to kill himself if he waited for the trooper to tackle him instead of jumping as soon as he saw the troopers. The trooper did great work (at considerable personal risk) to save him.

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    Bravo Zulu to Troopers Riley, Gilbert and Oliver.
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    Outstanding work by those troops. Not much better than saving a life in this business.

    Some years ago, I was southbound on I-5 going to work at the Courthouse. I was on that giant bridge that spans the ship canal and is about 280 feet above the water. I saw a guy standing next to a parked car looking over the rail. I called for SPD and hit the next exit and screamed back north. I dismounted and approached the guy (but not too close) and was able to talk him back to me. About that time, SPD came zooming in, grabbed the guy, didn't say a word to me, and took off leaving me with the car to impound. It wasn't till I got out of my cruiser that I saw the rail was only 2 and one half feet tall and that this giant bridge BOUNCED about 6 inches as traffic flooded across. You just don't feel it as you drive....scared the crap out of me.

    Many thanks SPD...another of the many things your famous for.


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    Well done troops!
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    Great work!!
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    Outstanding!




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    Well done indeed.
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