Connecticut police officer Justin Martin's quick reflexes helped save the life of a man.
When the man attempted to jump off a building, Officer Martin chased after him, grabbed him by his legs and pulled him to safety.
Hampden Police Department released the following statement after the incident:
Great Job by Officer Justin Martin!
On April 21st during the afternoon hours, Officer Justin Martin of the Hamden Police Department responded to Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive on the report of a combative resident.
Upon arrival Officer Martin met with staff members and an elderly male resident. While on the third floor, the resident ran away from staff members. Officer Martin ran after the resident. He located the resident exiting a 6th floor doorway, which leads to a terrace on the roof. As Officer Martin approached the roof, he observed the resident dive head first over a “waist high railing.” Officer Martin successfully grabbed the resident by his feet and pulled him to safety. The resident continually interfered with Officer Martin’s efforts by “pulling away” and “kicking his feet” during the rescue.
The resident was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital for evaluation.
The incident was videotaped on Officer Martin’s department issued body camera.