Bodycam Shows Moses Lake Police Sergeant Talking Suicidal Man Off Bridge

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Published on 28 Aug 2019, 18:54
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Moses Lake Police Officers were dispatched to a suicidal subject on the Division Street Overpass just before 8 this morning. Washington State Patrol Troopers, Grant County Deputies and members of Grant County Mental Health assisted as well. When officers arrived, they observed that the subject had climbed over the guardrail and was threatening to jump onto Interstate 90. The freeway was shut down as a precaution. MLPD Sgt. Sursely was one of the first city officers on scene, and immediately began a conversation with the subject. Sgt. Sursely is a 22-year veteran with the police department, and was recently certified as a crisis negotiatior. After talking for more than 25 minutes with the subject, Sgt. Sursely convinced the subject to come back over the fence and talk with him. The subject was then transported to Grant County Mental Health to receive mental health services. No criminal charges are pending.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Grant Integrated Services 24 hour crisis line: 1-509-765-1717 or 1-800-852-2923

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