Some great positive Police news from over the water in Sweden, I am very lucky to be working close to this force and an interesting fact, this particular force were the first ever Police association to do a Harlem shake video with over 1,5 million views this time last year! great to see this kind of thing reported in national papers. Be safe out there, you are all hero’s – Admin DB
Cop saves woman after icy water bridge plunge
A police officer who jumped into ice cold waters in eastern Sweden is being hailed as a hero for saving a woman who had jumped off a bridge just moments before.
Witnesses alerted police on Monday night that a woman was standing on Mälarbron bridge in Södertälje and looked set to jump. Officers arrived just moments after the woman took the plunge into the icy waters below.
One of the policemen didn’t hesitate to jump in to try to save the woman, reported the local Länstidningen newspaper.
He then swam to the other side of the canal until he reached the woman, and brought her to the shoreline where his colleagues helped pull her to safety.
She was taken to hospital and is now in a stable condition.
Kjell Karlsson, commanding officer at the Södertälje police, said that the heroic officer had acted above and beyond the call of duty.
“It’s not just anyone who can manage to swim in cold water,” he told the paper.
“It’s really risky. This was truly a job well done .”