Two Galveston County Sheriff’s Office deputies were being lauded Friday for their quick action in stopping a woman from jumping from an FM 646 overpass in League City on Thursday evening.
At 9:20 p.m. Thursday, deputies were flagged down by “several frantic citizens” who reported seeing a woman on the overpass who appeared ready to jump into traffic onto Interstate 45 below, according to the news release.
When deputies Fred Boas and Daniel Banda arrived, they found the woman dangling over the side of the overpass, holding on to the railing with both hands.
While another officer drew the woman’s attention, Boas began to approach the woman. When Boas was within reach, Banda ran to her side as well. Boas grabbed her waist and together the group pulled her back over the railing.
“That was instinct, that wasn’t training,” Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said. “I’m proud that they wear the uniform of the sheriff’s office.”
The woman was taken to the University of Texas Medical Branch League City Campus for treatment.