An emotional video was released by Chandler Police department in Arizona, showing a heartfelt and devastating moment between a police officer and a man attempting to commit suicide by jumping off an overpass. The footage shows a 26-year-old man holding on to the protective fence of a pedestrian bridge over Highway 101 southwest of Phoenix.
Dramatic body camera footage shows Officer Aaron Little talking to the man, begging him to climb back over the railing. You can clearly hear the distress in the officer’s voice, as he urges the man not to jump, repeating, “I’ll hug you man. I don’t care. I just want to talk to you. I swear.”
If you or anyone you know might be thinking of suicide, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Line which provides free confidential support at 1-800-273-8255.