Officers Help Woman off the Edge of Parking Garage

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A Sacramento woman was saved from death in the nick of time by Sacramento police officers.

“There was a woman who was standing on top of the railing on the fifth floor of the parking garage. And was threatening to jump off,” said John Pullen, 8-year veteran with Sacramento Police.

Officers Bryan Walker and John Pullen were the first to get to Kaiser South along Bruceville Road when the call came out for help. A doctor and some nurses were there to try to calm a desperate woman.

“She was sitting straddling the railing, really got agitated. And she actually attempted to push off a car to go over the railing,” Pullen said.

“We’re not there to hurt her. We’re there to help her,” said Walker, a 9-year veteran with the force.

Even with those reassuring words, the woman continued to act unpredictably.

“She kinda freaked out and started yelling and screaming, telling people to get away from her,” Walker said.

But the officers didn’t give up on her, as they continued to try to reassure her everything would be alright.

“It was okay. Keep calm. I’m here to help her. She’s not in any trouble,” Walker said.

“Since my partner was talking and looking at her, I grabbed her and he helped me pull her off,” Pullen said.

Off to safety and get her some much-needed help. After all, this wasn’t the first encounter Officer Pullen has had with the woman. He’s been to her home before to help her when she was in a similar situation.

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