It’s not everyday that we hear of stories of bravery like this, because it takes a lot of guts to do what this young police woman did.
Officer Jessie Ferreira Cavallo who works with the Hastings-on-Hudson Police Department, New York, did not hesitate one bit to rescue a 12 year old boy, even though she had to risk her life by jumping from a 30-foot overpass.
This 28-year-old police woman was driving to work when she spotted a young boy climbing over a guardrail and then he jumped to the pavement below it. She quickly parked her police car and went to check on the boy.
When she reached the boy, she found him completely motionless on the ground, quickly she went to her car and brought out some first aid supplies, and jumped back to his side.
Cavallo was helped by a woman passing by in a military uniform, they put on a neck brace and a splint on the boy, and he also opened his eyes for a few seconds while she spoke to him.
The boy is now in hospital undergoing treatment and Cavallo says she wants to meet him as soon as he’s better.
She says that she doesn’t know his name, or anything about him, but she just wants to give him a hug.
Cavallo has spent 7 years in the force, and has allegedly received many accolades for saving an elderly person from a heart attack and also for preventing deadly overdoses.