Football talk saves suicidal man’s life

Football talk saves suicidal man’s life

When a police officer responded to a call of a suicidal man and found him sitting on the guardrail of a bridge early Saturday morning, he struck up a conversation with the man. The man was crying and told the Columbia Police Department Master Patrol Officer Michael Blackmore he was tired of living, according to The State.

Blackmore asked the man what his favorite NFL team was, and the man said the Washington Redskins. Blackmore told the man he’d definitely pull for the Redskins when they play Dallas, because he hates Dallas. (The Redskins play the Cowboys Thanksgiving Day.)

The officer told the man that he should stick around so he can watch the upcoming games. While he’s talking, Blackmore was able to take hold of the man’s arm, and with the help of two responding officers, they removed the man from the guardrail and placed him in an ambulance. Read more

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