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MOSES LAKE – A Moses Lake police officer was able to pull a suicidal man from the edge of an overpass along state Route 17 Monday morning.

About 7:30 a.m., officers were called to the Stratford Road overpass for a 45-year-old man who was initially walking on the guardrail before sitting down on the ledge, according to Moses Lake police.

Witnesses say the man was obviously distraught and was crying.

As an officer Adam Munro was attempting to communicate, the man began to shift his weight and move around.

“Believing the man was getting ready to jump, (Munro) closed the distance and pulled him off the rail and onto the sidewalk,” Capt. Mike Williams said.

The man was detained with help from a state trooper and was taken to Grant County Mental Health for an evaluation.

No injuries were reported.

“We are very proud of the effort our officers put forth every day to make our community a better place,” Williams said. “This is just one example of the outstanding service we strive to provide our city.”

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