VIDEO: Officers With Lightning Reflexes Catch Man As He Jumps From Bridge

Knox County Sheriff's Officer Brian Rehg and Knoxville Police Lt. Chris McCarter grabbed the man as he began his dive.

Knoxville, TN – Bodycam footage captured the moment that two Tennessee law enforcement officers heroically saved the life of a man who was jumping off of a bridge (video below).

The incident occurred on a bridge on Pleasant Ridge Road on April 8, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) said in the video release on Sept. 16.

KCSO Officer Brian Rehg and Knoxville Police Lieutenant Chris McCarter arrived at the scene to find a man preparing to hurl himself to his death.

Bodycam footage showed the man as he swiftly began hoisting himself over the railing head-first.

The officers grabbed onto him at the last possible second, grasping the flailing man by his legs and torso as they yanked him back to safety and pinned him onto the ground.

Sheriff Spangler commended both officers for stopping the suicidal man’s attempt to end his life.

“Because of their vigilance and quick actions the young man is alive today,” he said in the release. “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.”

“Thank you gentlemen for your continued hard work and dedication to Knoxville and Knox County!” Sheriff Spangler wrote.

The Knoxville Police Department (KPD) also praised the officers for the swift rescue.

“With the quick and decisive actions of KPD Lt. Chris McCarter and KCSO Deputy Brian Rehg, a young man who was experiencing a crisis was saved,” the department said in a Facebook post. “We’re very proud of the life-saving actions of both officers and even more pleased that the young man received help during and after this incident.”

You can watch bodycam footage of the officers’ encounter with the man in the video below:

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flybynight
flybynight

Well done officers. 👍

Yahderhey
Yahderhey

real heros

FilthyRich1999
FilthyRich1999

Don't feed the troll Hi_estComnDenomn. Why respond to his ignorant and juvenile statements. He just does it to piss you off. Stop entertaining this fool.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

Good job men!!!!

Raymelson
Raymelson

These kind of coffers are hard to find an these 2 are awesome thank you officers for a job well done may God bless y'all an family

bryantrent
bryantrent

good job officers

Wish505
Wish505

To protect and to serve in one of its finest moments.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

Placing a value on life unconditionally is humbling to behold. Unthinkingly standing in the way of harm. I’m happy to read this. Plus....that is some straight up spider man moves on the LEO. My 8year old nephew really thought this story was cool!

NomonK
NomonK

My chest just ballooned with pride of the Great work of thess dedicated officers. Give me great pride in my home district of East Tennessee.

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

Quick Reflexes? That was damn close to cheetah speed!

jadjad59
jadjad59

We salute you!

vwiles34
vwiles34

Great job officers, you're a credit to the profession.

BoneDoc
BoneDoc

Way to go Officers! Your commendation is well deserved.

ikaika
ikaika

Hmm... I don't recall seeing this on the national news. I guess it doesn't fit their desired narrative. Well done, officers!