State Trooper Prevents Man's Suicide

St. Petersburg, Fla.(NewsRadio WFLA)-A Florida Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a suicidal man from jumping off the  Sunshine Skyway Bridge Sunday.  

When Trooper Tabarie Sullivan responded to a call  about a suspicious person standing on the wall of the northbound lanes, he saw the man had one leg dangling off the bridge.  

Trooper Sullivan tells News Channel Eight as he approached the man,  he immediately started talking  about life and the children they each have.  Trooper Sullivan said as soon as he noticed the mans leg was  back off  the barrier.... he jumped into action and pinned him down and waited.

FHP Captain Richard Benton was off duty and happened to be passing by and assisted Sullivan with getting the man off the wall. 

No word on the condition or identity of the man whose life, Trooper Sullivan saved.    

Photo Credit: Ricardo Cabrera and News Channel Eight

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