When cops end up in the news these days, it is often over circumstances of a few bad apples, or situations of tragedy. In this situation a cop is being praised for his heroic efforts that saved the life of one New Jersey man.
The man in question had just lost his wife to natural causes, and as most husbands would be at a time like that, he was emotionally distraught. The man had climbed out an eighth story window, and his apartment did not have a balcony. He was hanging there, grasping the ledge of the window with his fingertips.
When rookie officer Freddy Jimenez entered the apartment, he could hear the man speaking to himself, “do it, do it, do it, do it.” Clearly this was a man in such terrible emotional anguish that he was contemplating how he could even go another moment without his beloved wife.