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Klamath Falls Police Officers Awarded for Saving Woman's Life

Three officers with Klamath Falls Police received medals today for successfully saving the life of a woman who threatened to jump from a bridge.

Posted: Feb 6, 2019 4:39 PM

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Three officers with the Klamath Police Department (KFPD) were honored today for their quick action in saving the life of a woman who intended to jump from an overpass, the agency announced today.

Officer Ben Krueger, Officer Thomas Reif, and Reserve Sergeant Bobby Langfield were each awarded the Life Saving Medal for their actions on January 11 of this year.

The three officers responded to the South 6th viaduct after dispatch received a report that a woman was there and had threatened to commit suicide.

"The officers arrived on scene and found the female leaning backwards off the viaduct while grasping the outer rail," KFPD said.

While Reserve Sergeant Langfield talked to the woman and began to develop a dialogue, Officers Krueger and Reif worked on a plan to keep her from harm.

As Langfield kept the woman occupied by talking with her, the two officers crept gradually closer. Suddenly, both of them rushed forward and quickly pulled her over the railing and back onto the bridge.

"Their plan was well thought out, decisive, and proved to be the best course of action to prevent any harm to the female. Their compassion and exception performance resulted in saving her life," KFPD said.

The agency expressed its pride in the three officers, saying that they relected "great credit on themselves, their families, and the Klamath Falls Police Department."

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