Edwin Marron helped to save a woman from falling, Encino, California, January 5, 2006. In a suicide attempt, a 52-year-old woman threatened to jump from a balcony on the sixth floor of a building to the paved parking lot below. Emergency responders included firefighters and Marron, 25, and his partner, both police officers. When Marron and his partner entered the balcony, they saw the woman lying on her back beneath the lower of two horizontal bars that served as a railing across the balcony’s open side. The lower bar was about two feet above the balcony floor, and the woman was beginning to roll in that space to drop from the edge of the balcony. The other officer lay atop the woman’s lower body, but she struggled against him, taking her and the officer’s upper bodies over the edge. Although the combined weight of the woman and the officer was near 500 pounds, Marron grasped the officer by a leg and, going to the floor, attempted to pull him back. A firefighter then entered the balcony, grasped the other officer by the belt, and pulled him and the woman away from the edge.
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