Bourne Police, State Trooper Assist Distraught Man on Sagamore Bridge

Gained control of man before he went over the side...

From the Bourne Police Department:

There are days when police officers are reminded very quickly of why we do what we do. Today was one of those such days. Bourne Police Officer Andrew Weddell was dispatched to assist the Massachusetts State Police with a male pedestrian who was acting erratically on the Sagamore Bridge. When Officer Weddell arrived, he observed MSP Trooper O'Loughlin attempting to calm an obviously distraught male. The male clearly made his intentions known and proceeded to grab on to the concrete side barrier, leaning over the side of the bridge. Officer Weddell and Trooper O'Loughlin were able to gain control of the male before he went over the side and were able to safely get him to rescue personnel for evaluation.

The Bourne Police Department applauds the quick thinking and fast response of Officer Weddell and Trooper O'Loughlin. You answered the call today and made your departments and your communities proud. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on