NYPD Detectives Save Suicidal WomanBy Calibre Press | Apr 13, 2015
NYPD Detective Meghan Kinsella of the 108 Precinct had just completed conducting a home visit when she heard a 911 call of a suicidal female on the Kosciuszko Bridge come over the police radio. The 14-year veteran immediately decided to respond and assist. When she pulled up, just behind an Emergency Service Truck, she rushed over to where the woman was located, on the outside of the bridge railing and standing on top of the side piping.
Kinsella, who has worked as domestic violence officer for more than 9 years, found herself standing next to NYPD Detective Steven Stefanakos of Emergency Service Unit Truck 10. Together they began utilizing crisis communication skills and started talking the despondent woman.
Together, the two detectives were finally able to convince the woman to come off the ledge. They reached over, grabbed her and pulled her to safety. EMS transported the woman to Elmhurst Hospital for treatment.
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