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Bodycam images show Knox County Sheriff & # 39; s Office Deputy Brian Rehg and Knoxville Police Department Lt. Chris McCarter (photo) saving a young man from jumping a bridge

Dramatic body cam recordings show the moment when two Tennessee police officers save a young man from jumping off a bridge

  • Officer Brian Rehg and Lt. Chris McCarter saved the life of a man by grabbing his legs quickly as he tried to jump off a bridge in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • The incident took place on April 8 and was posted on the Facebook page of the Knoxville police on Monday
  • The video has more than 1,000 responses and nearly 500 shares
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The dramatic moment when two law enforcement officers from Tennessee saved a young man from jumping off a bridge were caught on bodycam shots.

The Sheriff & # 39; s Office of Knox County posted the heroic rescue on their Facebook from April 8 page Monday and praised their own TANGO Traffic Unit substitute Brian Rehg.

The Facebook caption says: & Officer Rehg along with KPD Lieutenant Chris McCarter grabbed the young man and held it for a few seconds before crossing the bridge. Because of their vigilance and quick actions, the young man lives today. & # 39;

In the video, the two authorities stand with an unknown young man at a bridge on Pleasant Ridge Road.

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Bodycam images show Knox County Sheriff & # 39; s Office Deputy Brian Rehg and Knoxville Police Department Lt. Chris McCarter (photo) saving a young man from jumping a bridge

Bodycam images show Knox County Sheriff & # 39; s Office Deputy Brian Rehg and Knoxville Police Department Lt. Chris McCarter (photo) saving a young man from jumping a bridge

Deputy Rehg (right) and Lt. McCarter (left) grabbed the legs of the unknown man in seconds before falling over a bridge in Knoxville, Tennessee

Deputy Rehg (right) and Lt. McCarter (left) grabbed the legs of the unknown man in seconds before falling over a bridge in Knoxville, Tennessee

Deputy Rehg (right) and Lt. McCarter (left) grabbed the legs of the unknown man in seconds before falling over a bridge in Knoxville, Tennessee

Seconds later, Deputy Rehg's bodycam camera captures the scary moment when the young man tries to swing over the railing of the bridge.

Deputy Rehg and Lieutenant McCarter jump quickly into action and barely grasp the man's leg as he struggles against the officers' grasp.

They manage to pull the man over the railing and place him on the floor before he can get hurt.

Lt. McCarter (left) and Vice-Rehg (right) start pulling the young man with his legs over the railing
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Lt. McCarter (left) and Vice-Rehg (right) start pulling the young man with his legs over the railing

Lt. McCarter (left) and Vice-Rehg (right) start pulling the young man with his legs over the railing

According to the post, the young man received help after the incident.

& # 39; Both Lieutenant 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, & # 39; read the post.

Last month, Lt. McCarter received the Life-Saving Award from the Knoxville police.

The unidentified man (photo) is quickly placed on the ground and stopped by officers before he can injure himself again
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The unidentified man (photo) is quickly placed on the ground and stopped by officers before he can injure himself again

The unidentified man (photo) is quickly placed on the ground and stopped by officers before he can injure himself again

Lt. McCarter (right) received the Life-Saving Award from the Knoxville police in August

Lt. McCarter (right) received the Life-Saving Award from the Knoxville police in August

Lt. McCarter (right) received the Life-Saving Award from the Knoxville police in August

People in the comments also praised the dedication and action of delegate Rehg and Lt. McCarter.

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A user wrote: & # 39; My heart almost stopped. Such a quick action by this officer saved the life of this young man. The officer could very well have been drawn over himself. You are a hero. & # 39;

Another wrote: & # 39; Brave officer who acted with the quick rescue of a victim and a family of suffering and grief. Example promotion, thanks for your service. & # 39;

The video has more than 1,000 responses and nearly 500 shares.

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