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Police Officers Rescue Suicidal Woman on Robert Moses Bridge

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Two Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers rescued a woman who was attempting to commit suicide by jumping off the Robert Moses Bridge this morning.

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West Islip, NY - November 18th, 2013 - Two Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers rescued a woman who was attempting to commit suicide by jumping off the Robert Moses Bridge this morning.

Officers Don Lettieri and Kevin Krause were on patrol in a vehicle near the bridge when a passerby alerted them to a woman on the bridge at approximately 10:55 a.m. At about the same time, the family of the woman called 911 after seeing a Facebook post indicating the woman had planned suicide at that location today. When Lettieri and Krause arrived, they discovered the woman’s car on the bridge and saw the woman attempting to climb over the bridge wall. The officers quickly grabbed her and pulled her to safety.

The woman, 43, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for evaluation.

Incident:         Police Officers Rescue Suicidal Woman on Robert Moses Bridge
Location:        Robert Moses Bridge, West Islip
Date/Time:     Monday, November 18, 2013 at approximately 10:55 a.m.