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Texas police officer saves teenager's life

March 30, 2010
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Texas police officer saves teenager's life

He drove up and saw a 17-year-old girl sitting on the edge, ready to jump

By Katie Bauer

LUBBOCK, Texas — Lubbock Police Officers respond to thousands of calls a week, and most will tell you every day is different. But LPD says one troubled teen owes her life to officer Garret Winters, and his dash cam video captured the dramatic rescue.

"Officers go into work every day and they really don't know what's ahead of them for the day," said Captain Greg Stevens.

Lubbock Police Officer Garret Winters was responding to a call around 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. He drove up to the overpass at North Loop 289 and MLK, when he saw a 17-year-old girl sitting on the edge, ready to jump. "There's no way to really appreciate or understand the thought process or that situation without having to actually stand there and face it," said Stevens.


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