Chandler Officer Describes Rescuing Suicidal Man With Hug

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Chandler Police Officer Aaron Little offered hug to save suicidal man

On Monday, the Chandler Police Department released a video in which Officer Aaron Little describes his rescue of a suicidal man with a simple hug. In June, the video showing Officer Little’s hug with the suicidal man captivated YouTube audiences and 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.”