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Originally Published By: CHP-Red Bluff
“This morning, Officer Nelson of the Red Bluff CHP Area was dispatched to a call of a man leaning over the railing on the Liberal Avenue overcrossing in Tehama County. Reporting parties related the man looked as though he may be attempting to jump from the overcrossing. Prior to his arrival, Officers from the Corning Police Department arrived on scene and confirmed the man was threating to jump from the over crossing onto Interstate 5.
Once on scene, Officer Nelson immediately recognized the urgency of the situation and quickly began building rapport with the man who was standing with one leg over the railing. While speaking to him, the man stated he was going to jump headfirst in order to end his life. While Corning Police created a distraction, Officer Nelson seized that opportunity to pull the man off the railing and safely bring him to the ground, without injury.
With the assistance of Corning PD, Officer Nelson’s heroic actions preserved this man’s life and enabled him to receive the help he needed, today.
The mission of the California Highway Patrol is to provide the highest level of safety, service, and security!”