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Police, Pueblo Citizen Save Woman From Jumping Off 8th Street Bridge

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The Pueblo Police Department is crediting two of its own, as well as a local citizen, with saving the life of a suicidal woman over the weekend.

Police say Nick Lopez called 911 Saturday afternoon after seeing the woman climb over the 8th Street Bridge railing that stands above I-25, contemplating jumping off into oncoming traffic.

Lopez then went to the woman and began talking to her, keeping her occupied until officers arrived. He was with her when Officer Brandon Beauvais and Sgt. Kevin Jackson got to the scene.

Police say the two waited until the woman seemed distracted, then grabbed her and pulled her back over the railing.

In a statement about the incident, the Police Department said:

The Pueblo Police Department would like to commend Officer Brandon Beauvais, Sgt. Kevin Jackson and citizen Nick Lopez for their quick actions that saved the life of the distraught female. Good job to all!


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