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October 25, 2016

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Possible Suicidal Person Saved on Hwy 36

Suicidal Person

Boulder County, Colo. -

On October 24th, 2016, at approximately 4:30pm, a
person was reported on the outside of the pedestrian bridge over U.S. Highway
36 at McCaslin Blvd. When deputies from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office
arrived they discovered a male party on the ledge, outside the safety barriers,
over the westbound lanes of traffic. The first deputy on the scene immediately began
a dialogue with the party in an attempt to convince him to return move back
into the pedestrian area of the bridge, and to ultimately walk off of the
bridge. Due to the volume of traffic on Hwy 36, and the precarious position of
the victim, other deputies, along with officers from the Louisville Police
Department, Colorado State Patrol, and the Rocky Mountain Fire Department temporarily
closed all westbound traffic, and 2 lanes of eastbound traffic on Highway 36
during this incident.

After approximately thirty minutes the Sheriff’s Deputy in
contact with the individual was able to convince him to come back onto the
bridge, and allow him to be voluntarily transported to the hospital for
assistance. As soon as the victim was safely off the bridge traffic on the
highway was re-opened in both directions.

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/s/ Cmdr. Kevin Parker