Brown, who also is a member of the department’s marine patrol, has experience in similar situations and knows fast action is key.
“Like a lot of other things we have to deal with, it is split second, quick decisions and fortunately this turned out the right way,” Brown said.
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He said he does not believe he is a hero.
“We don’t look at it as being a hero. We look at it as being there for the community,” Brown said.
When talking with the woman as she was being taken to the hospital, Brown said he told her, “this is never a solution, there is help out there … reach out for the help if you need it.”
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SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCES
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Text TALK to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor from the Crisis Text Line for free, 24/7
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Source: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention