Superior Cop Awarded Medal Of Valor For Saving Man’s Life On Blatnik Bridge
On August 27th, Superior police officer Christopher Woolery responded to a call about a man that appeared to be ready to jump of the Blatnik Bridge. The man did in fact fling himself over the side of the bridge and officer Woolery without hesitation dove for the man and caught him by his clothing. With the help of several other officers, they struggled for 80 seconds to pull the uncooperative man back over onto the bridge.
The act of heroism was caught on his body camera footage. Officer Woolery was awarded the Medal of Valor, which is the second highest honor and officer can receive. This took place last week during the Recognition Ceremony at the Government Center, according to the Superior Telegram.
The other officers on the call also were awarded distinguished service medals for their part in saving the man's life.