ST. PAUL, Minn. - Saint Paul's Police Chief honored a woman for her valor while helping to save the life of a stranger last summer.
At a ceremony Thursday, Chief Todd Axtell presented the good Samaritan, Angela Martin, with the Chief’s Award for Valor.
Martin showed her heroics last August when she spotted a young woman attempting to jump from the Dale Street overpass on I-94 and intervened.
"She just kept saying, 'My mom doesn't love me, and I'm gonna kill myself,' said Martin. "And I said, 'No, we love you. I love you."
Police say Martin was one of the first on the scene. She pulled over, called 911, grabbed and held onto the woman, and directed people to block traffic.
“She directed others to go down to Interstate 94 and stop traffic, and she was successful at doing that," said Axtell. "When you think about it, she would be a great Saint Paul cop."
The would-be jumper was brought to safety thanks to Martin and others.
“I’m glad I could be of help to her in some type of way,” said Martin.
Martin is the third person from that incident to be awarded the Chief’s Award for Valor. Kelando Roberts and Bill Boursaw received their awards last month.
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