VIDEO: Bodycam Footage Captures Illinois Police Officer Saving Suicidal Teenage Girl From Train

By  //  December 13, 2018

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young woman unharmed, transported to an area hospital for psychological evaluation

ABOVE VIDEO: Bodycam captures the moment a Waukegan, Illinois police officer saves a woman trying to jump in front of a train by tackling her. (Video by Waukegan, Illinois Police)

WAUKEGAN, ILLINOIS – Last week, a Waukegan, Illinois Police Dispatch center received a call reporting that a 17-year-old teenage girl was going to take her own life by standing in front of a passing train.

The call was placed by the 17-year-old’s sister and the 911 dispatch notified officers in the Waukegan Police Department’s Patrol Division.

Officers then responded to the area at the train crossing and observed a train approaching on the tracks.

The officers then saw a woman come from behind a mechanical shed, near the tracks. The woman disobeyed the officers’ commands to stop and the woman appeared to start running toward the train tracks.

The officers then tackled her to the ground to prevent her from entering the train tracks.

The young woman was unharmed and transported to an area hospital for psychological evaluation.

Officers saw the woman come from behind a mechanical shed, near the tracks. The woman disobeyed Officer Harris’s commands to, “Come here, come here” and appeared to start running toward the train tracks. 

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If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts please 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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