Sgt. Greg Bogert had seconds to react after responding to a call about a man walking through traffic on a busy New Jersey highway.
Video shows the Riverdale, New Jersey police officer pulling over to the side of the highway. The man is seen walking in front of a car on the road.
You can hear Bogert trying to calm the man as he pulls up.
“Hey, what’s up, man?” Bogert asks, trying to calm him.
The man is heard crying in the video. He suddenly darts towards the edge of a bridge, but Bogert is runs right behind him, pulling him from the concrete barricade.
“Don’t die!” screams Bogert. “Don’t f****** die!”
The officer holds him down, and the man continues to cry before the video ends.
Police say the man yelled, “My family is dead, I just want to die.”
“I didn’t have time to think,” Bogert told NJ.com.
Since the video was posted, it has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. Many people have commented, expressing their gratitude for Bogert’s actions.
“It’s just incredible what’s happening,” Bogert said. “We’re not used to thank yous.”