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Body camera captures officer's rescue of suicidal man dangling from window

Officer Freddy Jimenez said when he told the distraught man that he wanted to help him, the man started saying he didn’t want to die

By PoliceOne Staff

TRENTON, N.J. — Body camera captured the harrowing moment an officer rescued a man dangling from a highrise window.

Police were called to investigate a woman’s death earlier this week, ABC 6 reported. Investigators said the woman died of natural causes. Officer Freddy Jimenez heard her husband distraught, talking to himself in the next room.

When he entered the room, he found the man dangling from the eighth floor window.

"I'm here to help you, grab my leg," Jimenez can be heard saying. "I got you, my friend. I don't want you to die."

Jimenez said the man seemed to change his mind when the officer offered help, saying he didn’t want to die.

Police Director Ernie Parrey said Jimenez’s quick-thinking saved the man’s life.

"With everything that's going on in the world, especially in respect to policing, doing what's right or wrong in the world, that's what the Trenton Police Department is about," he said.

The man is recovering in the hospital. 

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