The scene didn’t look great when the Columbia Police Department were called out on an emergency at a nearby bridge. When Officer Michael Blackmore pulled up, he found a man with his legs dangling over the side of the bridge, on the edge of ending his life. The heartbreaking situation was caught on dashcam by the South Carolina city’s police dash camera.
Officer Blackmore began to talk to the man to get his mind off of whatever was causing him so much despair. The Columbia policeman tried question, after question to try to make a connection with the suicidal man. The man sobbed as he sat on the rail of the bridge, and the situation seemed hopeless until the officer found something in common — a love for football.