A Helena West Helena Police Officer is being praised for his actions today after talking a suicidal women down from jumping off the Mississippi Bridge.
Without the quick response and actions from Officer Jackson, the women would have plunged to her death. Police were alerted to the incident Monday morning when several motorists noticed a car parked on the bridge and seen a women on the bridge, the citizens called 911 and talked with the lady until the officer arrived.
Chief Green, stated officer Jackson was professional and handled the situation very well, to be a new officer with the agency. Chief Green stated the agency has had two previous suicide in the past couple of months, where women have jumped to their death. One body has been recovered ,while the other hasn’t been recovered The unidentified lady was transported to a local mental health facility for evaluation.