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4th man who helped save woman from apparent suicide comes forward, honored by Bangor police

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
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Bangor Police Department | BDN
Bangor Police Department | BDN
George Overlock of Corinth (center) is presented with a Bangor Police Department challenge coin by Officer Dan Sanborn (left) and Lt. Paul Edwards (right) for his role, along with three other men, in saving a woman from jumping off the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge in December.

BANGOR, Maine — A fourth man who along with three others assisted in pulling a woman over the railings of the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge has received a challenge coin from police.

George Overlock, 24, of Corinth was presented with his coin on Jan. 2, according to Bangor police Sgt. Cathy Rumsey.

Overlock, along with Roger Tracey, Andrew Croce and James LaBreck, was driving across the bridge on Dec. 5 when he saw the woman hanging off the side of the bridge and decided to help.

By the time police arrived at the scene, the woman had been pulled back over the railing to safety.

Tracey, Croce and LaBreck were recognized by Chief Mark Hathaway and Officer Dan Sanborn on Dec. 18, but Overlock apparently left the scene before police could ask him his name.

After a story ran in the BDN in December and on various media outlets, Overlock was encouraged to come forward and Lt. Paul Edwards and Sanborn presented Overlock with his coin on Jan. 2.

Bangor police reward challenge coins to citizens who perform acts of kindness, helpfulness or meritorious deeds.


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