[dropcap style=”square” color=”#ffffff” bgcolor=”#dd3333″ sradius=”10″]W[/dropcap]hen police do good deeds the media never reports it. Two White Police Officers recently risked their lives to save an African-American man who had given up on life. Lt. McLendon saw the man teetering on the edge of a bridge on highway 277. Lt McLendon rushed to the man and tried to reason with him. The man said his wife and children just left him and he had nothing to live for, his only option at this point was ending his life by jumping off the bridge.
“I walked up as quickly as I could and all I could think was ‘risk vs. reward.’ I’ve got to get this guy. It was very unscripted. I told him I loved him. Don’t jump. I wasn’t going to let him jump.” – Lt Mclendon
Mclendon was able to temporarily talk the man out of jumping. McLenden then held onto the man until another officer could help. The man repeatedly tried to break free of McLenden’s grasp but was unable to:
“We both had him. The investigator told him, ‘You’re not going to jump. We’re not going to let you do that. And if you do, you’re taking us with you.’ And he said, ‘Well, you’re going with me.’ And we said, ‘No, we’re not. You’re not going over that bridge” – Lt McClendon
The officers were able to save the mans life and even visited him in the hospital after the man asked them to. When police go out of their way to save an African-American’s life, the media is all but silent. You should ask yourself how many times does this happen a year that we don’t hear about because the media doesn’t report it? The only police stories we see in the news are when police are accused of being wrong. How much of a role does American Media play in the poor public reception of police?
wistv.com – Columbia, South Carolina
H/T Conservative Tribune