Villa Rica Police Officers Ashley Hulsey and Spencer Crawford conviced a man, late Monday night, not to jump to his death off the bridge at S. Carroll Rd., onto Interstate 20.
At about 11:17 p.m., the officers found a man who was sitting on the lower rail of the I-20 overpass. As they approached him, he began to walk away, according to a news release. The officers stopped and began to speak with him and discovered that the he was contemplating suicide by jumping off the bridge onto I-20.
Hulsey and Crawford convinced the subject to seek treatment and he was taken to Tanner Hospital where he was released to the medical staff.
"We are very proud of our officers and that they possibly prevented a tragedy from happening," said Captain K.L. Shaddix.