Many people in the world forget about God every once in a while. These people aren’t evil for this because it is only natural for humans to be tempted at every twist and turn. A 12 year old boy almost committed the unspeakable and was saved by the Lord himself. The Lord knows that we need his guidance every once in a while and sent police Officer Jessie Ferreira Cavallo to intervene.
28 year-old Officer Jessie Ferreira Cavallo was on her way to work when she saw it. A 12 year-old boy jumping several feet from an overpass.
When she saw it Officer Ferreira didn’t have time to think. She instinctively parked her car on the shoulder, loaded her pockets with first-aid materials from her car and then jumped after the boy. Her training has played a huge role in letting her approach the situation calmly and rationally.
She was later quoted saying, “Everything happened so fast and I think my adrenaline was pumping so high”. Another woman who was passing by stopped to help too. Between the two, they were able to assist the boy.
Officer Ferreira tried to talk to the boy when he opened his eyes, but the boy was mostly unresponsive. The boy, a native of the Bronx suffered a broken arm, broken nose and a few leg injuries but is expected to survive.
The boy is from the Andrus campus in Yonkers, New York. Andrus is a non-profit organization that offers services for children with special needs and children with emotional and behavior issues.
Officer Ferreira has said that she just wants to give the boy a hug. She said that she plans on seeing the boy in the hospital on Sunday to see how he is doing.
She has received six awards in her seven years of service as a police officer.