Bangor police thank four men who pulled woman from edge of Bangor bridge

Officer Dan Sanborn (right) hands Roger Tracey of Eddington (from left), Andrew Croce of Bangor and James LaBreck of Bangor department Challenge Coins to recognize them for saving an apparently suicidal woman who was hanging off the side of the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge on Dec. 5.
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Officer Dan Sanborn (right) hands Roger Tracey of Eddington (from left), Andrew Croce of Bangor and James LaBreck of Bangor department Challenge Coins to recognize them for saving an apparently suicidal woman who was hanging off the side of the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge on Dec. 5.
Posted Dec. 18, 2013, at 7:32 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Police on Wednesday thanked a group of men for their efforts in saving a woman who was hanging off the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge earlier this month.

Bangor police received a 911 call reporting an apparently suicidal woman shortly before noon Dec. 5. When Officer Dan Sanborn arrived, he found that four local men had pulled the woman back over the railing to safety.

“These four men had been driving over the bridge, saw a problem and decided to help, regardless of any risk to their own safety,” Bangor police Sgt. Cathy Rumsey said Wednesday in a Facebook posting.

Police recognized their efforts by presenting three of the men — Roger Tracey of Eddington, Andrew Croce of Bangor and James LaBreck of Bangor — with Challenge Coins.

The identity of the fourth man is unknown, as he left the scene before police could ask him .

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“Our Challenge Coins are given to citizens who perform acts of extraordinary kindness, helpfulness or meritorious deeds,” Rumsey said. “As an agency, we are always grateful when citizens step in to help during times of crisis and we feel it is important to recognize such acts.”

Police also sent their thanks to the unknown fourth man and hope he will come forward to be recognized.

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