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Heroic Police Officer Jumped Off An Overpass To Save Boy’s Life

What a story! She is a true hero.

A New York police officer didn’t think twice about jumping off of a highway overpass Friday afternoon to save a boy’s life, and now she is being hailed a hero.

While driving to work, Hastings-on-Hudson police officer Jessie Ferreira Cavallo spotted a young teen running along the Saw Mill River Parkway in Yonkers, New York. She watched the boy climb over a guardrail and jump about 30 feet below into a storage yard.

Horrified, Ferreira Cavallo parked her car on the shoulder, grabbed a first aid kit and made nearly the same jump.

“Everything happened so fast and I think my adrenaline was pumping so high,” Ferreira Cavallo told The Westchester Journal News.

Learn more about this heroic officer in the video below by USA Today:

“I wasn’t thinking too much,” she continued. “I just knew, when I looked down and saw him … he looked dead. I couldn’t see anything other than blood. I thought to myself, ‘He needs help. I need to help him.'”

Ferreira Cavallo told The Westchester Journal News that the boy, later identified as a student at the Andrus School between the ages of 12 and 13, was unresponsive.

Ferreira Cavallo and another woman in a military uniform administered CPR, placed a neck brace on the boy, cleared blood from his airway and made a splint for his arm.

The young teen sustained broken bones, among other injuries, and is recovering at Westchester Medical Center.

The 28-year-old officer’s quick-thinking response has many people on social media singing her praises. One user, @hubbysaidno, even called Ferreira Cavallo a “badass.”

The New York police officer is no stranger to saving lives. Ferreira Cavallo told The Westchester Journal News that she’s received about six lifesaving awards during her seven-year career in law enforcement.

Calling Jessie Ferreira Cavallo an amazing officer is an understatement.

Children Get Teddy Bears Made From Fallen Father’s Police Uniform

Another sweet story involving a police officer is making headlines, this one involving teddy bears.

Barry Eastman was a Washington, D.C. police officer who died on Sept. 25 after a head-on crash while driving home from a shift. The 31-year-old father died at the scene, leaving behind his wife, Jennifer, and their twins. He served the police force for four years.

For the holiday season, a fellow officer, Rebecca Werner, who worked in the Third District with Eastman, handmade two teddy bears from items from Eastman’s uniform. She gave them to the twins, Violet and Asher Eastman.

The bears’ eyes are made from the buttons, the feet have Metropolitan Police patches, and the bears wear fashion neckties, just like the officers.

“My kids were thrilled to receive them,” Jennifer Eastman told WJLA. “They love talking about their dad and they’re really proud of him.”

The bears are cute and huggable, and perfect for helping the children keep their father close to them in a physical way.

Officer Eastman was known in his community for his charitable and generous acts.

“At work, he would carry spare coats, blankets, cold weather accessories in his trunk from time to time in the winter and he would hand them out to various homeless people,” his wife said.

Eastman says her children sleep with the bears every night, but they are yet to name them. Upon receiving her teddy bear, Violet’s response was as simple as it was heartwarming: “I can give daddy a hug.”