A New York police officer risked her life to rescue a boy she watched jump off a highway overpass.

hero cop Jessie Ferreira Cavallo


Officer Jessie Ferreira Cavallo said she was on her way to work Friday afternoon when she saw a boy running along the Saw Mill River Parkway in Yonkers, NY.

Cavallo said she watched in shock as the boy climbed over a guardrail and jumped. Without thinking, she followed right behind the boy and jumped herself, a risky move that would ultimately pay off.

“Everything was happening so fast, and I think my adrenaline was pumping so high,” Cavallo told the Journal News.

“I just knew, when I looked down and saw him … he looked dead. I couldn’t see anything other than blood. I thought to myself, ‘He needs help. I need to help him’.”

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