Kindness Goes A Long Way: Chandler Cop’s Hug With Suicidal Man Goes Viral

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Suicidal man (left) is talked off the bridge rail by Chandler Police Officer Little (right).

Chandler Police Officer Little’s hug for a suicidal man has captivated YouTube audiences and has made national headlines.

According to Chandler Detective Seth Tyler, “In the early evening of Thursday, March 28, 2019, a 26-year-old male climbed the protective railing of a pedestrian bridge that spans the Price Freeway with the intent to jump. Officer Little arrived at the bridge and, after developing a rapport with the male, Officer Little was able to convince him to climb off the railing and back to the safety of the bridge.


Officer Little’s body worn camera captured their interaction and the life-saving hug.

Tyler says that while the incident was “extraordinary, the compassion Officer Little showed is a common occurrence with the men & women of the Chandler Police Department.”

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