Police officer talks suicidal man out of jumping off bridge by discussing shared hatred of the Cowboys
A South Carolina man was recently rescued by police officers after he threatened to commit suicide by jumping off of a bridge. The cops on the scene were able to talk the man down by discussing football and bonding over their hatred of the Dallas Cowboys.
In footage from his body camera, Officer Michael Blackmore can be seen talking to a man crying and saying he no longer wants to live. The officer tried to calm the man in a handful of ways before finding the right approach with football.
Eventually the man said "I hate Dallas," cluing the officer in.
The officer found out the man was a Washington fan and went with that angle.
"I'll see you sometime next week one day and say ,'How about those Redskins?' I'm definitely gonna pull for them when they play Dallas because I hate Dallas," the officer said. Blackmore and another officer were able to help the man get down from the edge of the bridge soon after that.
Apparently hating on the Cowboys saves lives. In all seriousness, props to the police officers for going out of their way and thinking outside of the box to get this man to safety.
With everything going on today it's good to see police officers making a difference in the community.