Brave Officer Who Jumped Into River To Save Drowning Woman Receives Medal

There are many stories of police officers going above and beyond to help people while putting their own lives at risk. Recently a brave University of Alabama police officer jumped into the Black Warrior River to save the life of a suicidal woman.


Albert Canzoneri has served 7 years with UAPD and as an experienced officer he immediately took off his vest and utility belt before jumping into the river to save the woman. Praise the Lord!

When asked why he put his life at risk to save the woman, he said he was doing his job, “Any police officer would have done it, it just happened to be my turn,” Canzoneri said.

This officer definitely has a servant’s heart because he just wants to serve everybody in the community.

The incident occurred on May 10 when Canzoneri responded to the call about a suicidal woman standing by a ledge at Manderson Landing.

When police officers arrived at the scene, they persuaded the woman to get off the ledge, however, she ran and jump into the river.

Canzoneri said, “No one wants to see a tragedy in front of their own eyes,” He added, “So it felt natural to go in the water, that’s what every police officer signs up for.”

We thank God for officers like Albert Canzoneri who don’t allow the negative press and attacks on their fellow cops to affect their job.

We need more officers like him in the country and feel happy that UAPD rewarded Canzoneri with the Police Medal of Honor because of his brave act.

Matthew 25:21 “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.”

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