1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
July 07, 2002 00:00
A short time after the man climbed over the railing, and with Officer Woolstein standing nearby, the man attempted to jump back over the bridge and into the water. Officer Woolstein immediately grabbed the subject and the subject's momentum started to carry both of them over the bridge. Additional officers, standing nearby, caught Officer Woolstein as his legs left the ground. Officer Woolstein and the subject were pulled back to safety. The subject was then taken into custody.
Witnesses at the scene credit Officer Woolstein with saving the life of the suicidal man and officers at the scene with saving the life of Officer Woolstein.
Public Information Officer:
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Lt. Mike Marshman