Three Gadsden police officers have been praised for the November 18 rescue of a Gadsden woman who was threatening to jump from the railway bridge.  Public Safety Liaison Tena King and Chief Lamar Jaggears stood with Sgt.  Danny Haas and Officers Chris Phillips and Alec Burgess, while Mayor Craig Ford read a resolution acknowledging their efforts.

Recognized Mental Health First Responders, Medical Crisis Calls

Three Gadsden police officers have been praised for the November 18 rescue of a Gadsden woman who was threatening to jump from the railway bridge.  Public Safety Liaison Tena King and Chief Lamar Jaggears stood with Sgt.  Danny Haas and Officers Chris Phillips and Alec Burgess, while Mayor Craig Ford read a resolution acknowledging their efforts.

On November 18, it all became too much for a Gadsden woman, but luckily the Gadsden police were there.

She had embarked with members of her family, and one of them had told her something unfathomable: that she had to kill herself.

“I have decided to accept it,” the woman, who did not give her name, said at the Gadsden City Council meeting on Tuesday.

Gadsden police found her where Locust Street ends at the river, and the railway bridge stretches over busy Albert Rains Boulevard and beyond to the Coosa River.

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sergeant. Danny Haas, Bureau Alec Burgess and Officer Chris Phillips were on the bridge within 90 seconds of being called about a stalled or stuck vehicle there. When they arrived, the woman was on the bridge above the Albert Rains Boulevard traffic lanes.

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