A police officer in Arlington did some quick thinking and used a 18-wheeler to save a teen from jumping off a bridge yesterday.
The officer’s body-cam captured the ordeal, in which Cpl. Deric Sheriff instructed the truck driver to pull under a bridge in case the teen jumped.
When the teen did jump, he landed on top of the trailer and is reportedly safe.
We had some help from a big rig this morning as a teen was contemplating jumping from an overpass. APD Motor Officer Deric Sheriff was instrumental in directing the truck driver before the teen jumped & later landed on the trailer. Excellent crisis intervention to help this teen! pic.twitter.com/qSZwVQG6ef
— Will Johnson (@ArlingtonChief) March 27, 2019