Hazard Police Respond to Potential Bridge Jumper

The Hazard Police Department responded to a report of a male subject on a bridge in the Wabaco section of Hazard on North Main Street the morning of Monday, February 18, 2019. The subject was standing in the center of the bridge on the outside of the railing, stating he was going to jump. Assistant Chief Whitaker, Trooper Wilson Jones, and Patrolman JJ Montgomery responded to the scene and made contact. While Trooper Jones distracted the subject, Assistant Chief Whitaker approached from behind and pulled him to safety. The male subject was taken to a local clinic for treatment.

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