HERO: Cop Leaps From Overpass to Save Boy

posted by Jonny Hartwell - 

A New York police officer is being hailed as a hero after she jumped off an overpass to save boy's life.

Officer Jessie Ferreira Cavallo, of the Hastings-on-Hudson police department, was on her way to work when she saw a 12-year-old boy jump from the overpass. And land on concrete She immediately pulled over, stuffed first aid material into her pockets and jumped after the boy, who she found unresponsive.

Another off-duty officer, Laura Yakaboski, also stopped to help. They were able to put a neck brace and splint on the boy and also check his airway. The boy was taken to the hospital with a broken arm, broken nose and leg injuries, but he's expected to live.

The child had run off from an organization that helps kids with special needs or behavioral and emotional issues. Staff were in the process of talking with him when the boy jumped. 

Source: New York Post

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