Dramatic rescue caught on police officer's body camera

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Dramatic rescue caught on police officer's body camera: Annie McCormic reports on Action News at 11 p.m., September 20, 2017 (WPVI)

Police were called out to investigate the death of a woman in Trenton earlier this week. And if it were not for the actions of a quick thinking officer, this story might have ended with the death of her husband.

Officer Freddy Jimenez insists he was only doing what any officer would. He is being noticed not only for his quick thinking and his strength, but also for his kindness.

The heart-pounding moments were caught on a body camera, when the 29-year-old officer saw a man contemplating suicide, his hand clinging to a window ledge, dangling from the eighth floor.

"I'm here to help you, grab my leg," Jimenez can be heard saying on the tape. "I got you, my friend. I don't want you to die."

Jimenez said he thought when he told the man he wanted to help him, that's when he had a change of heart and started saying he didn't want to die.

Early Sunday morning Jimenez responded to a call of a woman who died of natural causes. Inside, her husband was distraught. Jimenez grew concerned when he heard the husband talking to himself in the other room.

"First thing that went through my mind was I didn't want him to fall," said Jimenez.

For a second, he thought he lost him, then he hoisted him in.

Trenton Police Director Ernie Parrey commended the rookie officer's compassion and quick thinking.

"With everything that's going on in the world, especially in respect to policing, doing what's right or wrong in the world, that's what the Trenton Police Department is about," Parrey said.

The man Jimenez saved is in the hospital.

The police department plans on giving Jimenez a commendation.

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