LMPD Officer pulls a potential jumper from a bridge overpass.
Please tell this officer’s story of how they saved a life or showed exemplary service in the field. Including why this officer should receive a RISE Award.On October 31, 2022 LMPD 6th Division patrol officers Cody Woolston and Eric Goldschmidt were dispatched to a mentally unstable woman who called 911. The caller told dispatchers that she was walking towards the nearest bridge to commit suicide by jumping. Officers Woolston and Goldschmidt, knowing the area headed towards a busy interstate overpass. Officer located the woman standing on the concrete barrier wall, holding a light post while peering over the side. The woman was wearing headphones and would not respond to officer verbal cues. The overpass is located on Breckinridge Lane over top of a very busy I-264. After not being able to make a dialogue with the woman, and watching her body begin to lean towards the drop, Officer Woolston moved in and snatched the woman from the wall. He immediately began trying to let her know they were there to help while Officer Goldschmidt covered the woman with a blanket (cold temperatures during the incident). The woman was safely transported to the University of Louisville Hospital's Emergency Psychiatric Services to receive the help she needed. Officer Woolston is a valuable asset to the citizens of Louisville. The LMPD PIO's office posted the story on their social media platforms and several of the local media outlets picked up the story. Both of these officers have been nominated for the LMPD lifesaving award.
See full story here: https://www.wave3.com/2022/11/04/lmpd-officers-provide-assistance-woman-standing-overpass-ledge/