Raymond N. Lacoy, Sr., helped to save Edwin Davis from a possible fatal fall, Alexandria, Louisiana, January 28, 1974. Davis, 21, was about 100 feet above ground level, standing on a narrow moulding on the side of a building and holding to a parapet around the roof. Among those who went to the roof was Lacoy, 35, police patrolman. He and others talked to Davis as they moved closer to him. When Davis released one hand, Lacoy lunged toward him. With his midriff against the low parapet, Lacoy grasped Davis with both hands. Davis, who outweighed Lacoy by about 35 pounds, went limp. Another patrolman grabbed Lacoy from behind while a clergyman and a convention director each also grasped Davis, who was drawn over the parapet and onto the roof.
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