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Chattanooga officer saves women from jumping off bridge

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -

An officer with the Chattanooga Police Department in Tennessee is being hailed as a hero Sunday after he saved a woman who was threatening to jump off a bridge late Saturday night. The officer's quick actions were caught on his dashboard camera.

Chattanooga Police reports Officer Steven Meador responded to a call of a woman standing on the edge of the Market Street Bridge around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Once he arrived on scene he found a woman sitting on the bridge's handrail. Officer Meador got out of his car and began talking tot he woman but police say she became agitated and stood on the handrail facing the Tennessee River.

Officer Meador told another officer on the scene to keep talking to the woman. The woman reportedly yelled, "I'm done!" and that's when Officer Meador can be seen running over and grabbing the woman, pulling her off the railing.

Police say the woman sustained minor injuries, but is expected to be OK. 

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