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Police: Woman Talked Down from Jumping off I-255 Bridge

Officers from the South County Precinct of the St. Louis County Police Department talked the woman down from jumping off a bridge.

Police talked down a woman threatening to jump from the I-255 Jefferson Barracks Bridge early Friday morning.

Witnesses called police to report a woman climbing over a concrete wall on the bridge to jump around 6:15 a.m. When two St. Louis County Police Department South County Precinct officers arrived, she said she was going to jump, police said.

Officers Kevin Helldoerfer and Tim Harrison talked to the woman for about 30 minutes, and she eventually walked back from the edge of the bridge. Police said the woman was suffering from a mental health problem.

She was transported by ambulance to St. Anthony’s Medical Center for psychiatric evaluation, police said.

souf county October 06, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Great job officer Helldoerfer, you are such a great officer and a HUGE credit to the commmunity. I only wish that other Officers could be a professional as you. In a moment of stress you stare adversity in the face and without blinking, and ice in your veins, you make the decision to save a life without asking for thanks. The South County community thanks you.
Jerry F November 12, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Congratulations to both Officers Kevin Helldoerfer and Tim Harrison for a job well done. It's great to hear good news for a change. South county is proud to have you. Thanks so much!

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