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Highway Safety

UHP Troopers Save Woman

Wednesday March 22, 2017

On Tuesday, March 21, Utah Highway Patrol Corporal Swallow and Trooper Funk saved a woman’s life while on patrol on the east side of Salt Lake County. Their quick thinking and response allowed them to successfully deescalate the incident.

Troopers initially received a call from a woman threatening to jump off an overpass bridge on 3300 South I-215 East. When they responded, they immediately made contact with the woman and a passerby who stopped to help.

At the scene, Cpl. Swallow was able to calm the woman. During conversation Swallow was able to get a hold of the woman’s sweater through a chain linked fence. That’s when Trooper Funk assisted and was able to cuff the woman to the fence. A UDOT incident management team arrived to assist with the cutting of the fence. The woman was safely removed from the overpass without injury. Officers with Unified Police Department also assisted.

We want to remind everyone, help is available. Highly trained professionals in mental health crisis management and suicide prevention can be found at University of Utah Health’s CrisisLine801-587-3000.

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