A Compassionate Police Officer is being hailed a hero after a photo capturing her compassion went viral on social media.
The photo showcases a heart wrenching moment, immediately after Officer Shaw was able to convince a young man not to jump. Despite being perched on the edge of a bridge overlooking the Mississippi River, her words convinced him to live.
Officer Shaw had been dispatched to the location after reports of a person standing on the bridge's edge.
After speaking with the individual, Officer Shaw learned that the 17-year-old was contemplating jumping due to the stress of becoming a new father.
The officer's compassionate and understanding approach was key in the situation. With her experience as a mother, she was able to relate to the individual's stress and convince him to hold on to her while she helped him to safety.
The department took to Facebook to share the photo and the story of the incident. The photo captures the two embracing after the 17-year-old was pulled from the ledge, with Officer Shaw assuring him that "things will get better."
The individual thanked the officer for being there and helping him.
The incident has received widespread attention on social media and serves as a shining example of the incredible work that police officers do every day.
The Memphis Police Department is proud to have officers like Shaw on their team, who go above and beyond to help those in need.
The photo has been shared widely on social media, eliciting positive reactions from people across the world. It is a testament to the impact that one person can have on another's life, and the critical role that police officers play in their communities.
The Memphis Police Department is proud of Officer Shaw's efforts and is grateful for the work of all police officers who work tirelessly to keep their communities safe.
This story highlights the heroism, bravery, and compassion that is more common among Law Enforcement than the mainstream media would have us believe.
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