Luckily this guy and the cop had something in common.
In footage from his body camera, Officer Michael Blackmore can be seen talking to a man crying and saying he no longer wants to live. The officer tried to calm the man in a handful of ways before finding the right approach with football.
Eventually the man said “I hate Dallas,” cluing the officer in.
The officer found out the man was a Washington fan and went with that angle.
“I’ll see you sometime next week one day and say ,’How about those Redskins?’ I’m definitely gonna pull for them when they play Dallas because I hate Dallas,” the officer said.
Blackmore and another officer were able to help the man get down from the edge of the bridge soon after that.