KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/Gray News) – Knox County officers were able to save the life of a man who was trying to jump off a bridge, and it was captured on a body camera.
Officials said in a Facebook post that Officer Brian Rehg encountered the man on April 8 on a bridge on Pleasant Ridge Road.
Officer Rehg, along with Knoxville Police Department Lt. Chris McCarter, grabbed and held onto the young man just seconds before he went over the bridge.
Sheriff Tom Spangler said in the post: “Because of their vigilance and quick actions the young man is alive today.”
Spangler added: “Both Lt. McCarter and Officer Rehg are true local heroes, not just because of this one incident but because they continue to risk their lives daily for the safety of others.”