A 12-year-old boy was saved when a female police officer jumped off an overpass in New York.
It’s unknown why the child jumped from the overpass but thankfully this police officer Jessie Ferreira Cavallo witnessed it and followed in pursuit to rescue him.
“Everything happened so fast and I think my adrenaline was pumping so high,” Cavallo explains.
Cavallo was on her way to work in the village of Hastings-on-Hudson when she happened to notice the child.
Cavallo parked her car, once she saw him jump she filled her pockets with medical supplies from her first-aid kit, jumping down to where the boy had landed.
Mayor Peter Swiderski of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson claims the fall was almost 30ft.
Cavallo explains, “I wasn’t thinking too much, I just knew, when I looked down and saw him … he looked dead. I couldn’t see anything other than blood. I thought to myself, ‘He needs help. I need to help him.’”
Cavallo said another woman who was dressed in a military uniform, also stopped to help. “Both me and her together, we were able to aid him and assist him,” the police officer explained.
The women placed a neck brace and a splint on the child and he opened his eyes, but Cavallo said: “he wasn’t really responding back.”
The child was then taken to the hospital with a broken arm, broken nose, and leg injuries according to police in Westchester County, New York.
Cavallo explains the whole incident took her almost the whole day to actually process.
”I didn’t realize how high it was. It seemed doable. It didn’t seem that high. I thought I jumped over a brick wall or a cement barrier,” Cavallo shared.
Also adding, “It was so fast. It was more like tunnel vision. I saw the boy and I needed to get to him. I didn’t see anything else.”
Police claim the unidentified boy was after leaving the campus of a mental health facility in Yonkers, prior to jumping.
Andrus facility claims to specialize in “teaching children and families the skills to express and cope with strong emotions, we help increase the well of resources available to them to manage the impacts of adversity, particularly severe emotional, behavioral and mental health issues in children,” according to their website
Andrus staff members were trying to speak with the boy before he jumped, police said. T
Luckily Cavallo was at the scene and decided to help. “I just hope that he’s doing well,” she told USA Today. “I just want to give him a hug.”
This isn’t the first life Cavallo has saved in her short time on the planet.
She has received six lifesaving awards in her seven years as a cop.
Mayor Swiderski commented on her bravery: “We (and the parents) are forever grateful.”
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