Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Team Effort Brings Potential Jumper to Safety


At about 6:00 PM today, Friday, November 3, 2017, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a jumper in the area of 94 Clarendon Street.

Upon arrival, officers observed a male that had climbed the fence of the Mass Pike overpass. Boston EMTs were already on-scene, had made contact with the male, and kept him talking. Two BPD officers then climbed out on the exposed pipes of the overpass, and together they talked the male into coming back to safety with them. Boston fire fighters cut a hole in the barrier and recovered everyone from outside the fence. In all, it was the teamwork, training, quick-thinking, and compassion of the BPD, Boston EMS, and BFD that allowed for a positive and speedy resolution to a potentially life-threatening incident.