LPD: Officers safely talk teen off bridge

Lincoln police officers are being credited with helping save a teenager's life. 
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Lincoln police officers are being credited with helping to save a teenager’s life.

Officer Erin Spilker said officers were dispatched around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday to a bridge where a teenage boy was threatening to jump.

The officers recognized the teen and were able to talk to him and get him to come down off the bridge, Spilker said.

The teen was connected to appropriate resources.

Spilker says she thinks the rapport between officers and the community is critical in these situations.

“Everyone can have a bad day,” she said. “I think we understand that.”

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, help is available. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. You can also call CenterPointe in Lincoln at 402-475-6695.

 

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