Monday, 20 January 2020
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
Deputy Pulls Woman From Missouri River Bridge Rail
07/31/2017

(KLZA)-- A Richardson County Deputy was able to pull a woman off of a railing in the middle of the Missouri River Bridge at Rulo Saturday afternoon.

According to a release from the Richardson County Sheriff’s Department, at about  1:20 p.m. Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Kirkendall, who was off duty, happened to drive by and see a middle-aged woman sitting on the north railing in the middle of the bridge with her feet dangling over the edge. 

Deputy Kirkendall got out of his vehicle and started talking to the woman from a distance. The release indicates it was apparent the woman was upset and having a mental health crisis. She was threatening to jump off the bridge. 

As Kirkendall continued talking to the woman and trying to calm her down, Sgt. Jeff Frederick with the Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene.  Kirkendall motioned for Sgt. Frederick to keep a short distance away, stating later that the arrival of a marked patrol car and uniformed Deputy seemed to make the woman more agitated. 

As Kirkendall continued to talk and listen to the woman, he inched closer until he was able to grab her with both of his arms around her body and pull her from the railing.  

Sgt. Frederick and Kirkendall were able to get the woman into Frederick’s patrol car and get her off the bridge. 

The Targeted Adult Service Coordination Crisis Response Team was contacted and mental health professionals at TASC did an evaluation and made arrangements for follow-up resources for the woman.  

Other agencies responding to the scene were the Iowa Tribal Police Department, Sac & Fox Police Department and Brown County, Kansas, Sheriff’s Office.  

© Many Signals Communications
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.


RELATED STORIES
Hiawatha man arrested on multiple drug, weapons charges
Three to be interviewed for Richardson Co sheriff
Acting Sheriff appointed in Richardson County
Richardson County Sheriff submits resignation
Sheriff may resign over Commissioners decision
Richardson Co Sheriff and Board Discuss New Radios
New Position Created in Richardson Co Sheriffs Dept
Night Out Against Crime Event To Be Held in Humboldt
Richardson Co Board Approves Full-Time Deputy Position
Richardson Co Sheriff Dept Participates in Safety Campaign
Click Here For All Stories

MOST VIEWED STORIES
Pursuit crash leads to injuries and arrests
Fairview man facing electronic solicitation charge
Three injured in Tuesday wreck
Accidental shooting injures teen
Two women injured in Doniphan Co wreck
One injured in Thursday Brown Co wreck
KDOT worker injured after truck overturns
Arson investigation follows weekend truck fire
Woman pleads to charges in infant death
Elderly woman injured in Thursday wreck
Highland man enters plea in child sex case
Horton hospital sale approved by judge
Two local KS legislators seeking re-election
Brown Co Commmission appoints new chairman
Mayetta man charged in mail box thefts
Library renovation project set to begin
County approves new EMS contract
Wind farm haul route finalized
Falls City School Board elects new President
USD 430 welcomes 2 new board members

Click Here For All Stories


LATEST STORIES
USD 115 board hears wrestling survey results
County approves purchase of motor graders
KDOT worker injured after truck overturns
Two women injured in Doniphan Co wreck
(Less Than) 60 Days
New Year New Habits!
Pawnee County Board elects Chairman
Pawnee City Council Meets
Horton hospital sale approved by judge
Richardson County Board Appointments
Click Here For All Stories

©2020 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report
KNZA - KLZA - KMZA - KTNC - KAIR
Powered by Radio Media Group
172.69.62.142