Courageous New York police officers being trained to deal with people wanting to kill themselves on city bridges amid a troubling recent increase in suicides.
Forty attempted suicides have been stopped by police on the bridge.
Given the alarming numbers, the department is training more officers to deal with jumpers — including sending more of them to practice climbing the structures, including the Verrazano Bridge.
Recently, a father jumped to his death from the Verrazano Bridge after stabbing his wife in the chest.
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