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CCPD officer awarded Life Saving Ribbon

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Posted at 12:51 PM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 14:45:02-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — The Corpus Christi police officer was awarded a Life-Saving Ribbon after he saved a man's life.

Senior Officer Sergio Ramirez responded to a situation that played out on the Harbor Bridge on Aug. 20. Officers say a man had walked to the upper structure of the bridge and made self-harming threats.

When Ramirez arrived at the scene, he volunteered to be raised over 200 feet into the air in the Corpus Christi Fire Department’s rescue bucket after officers on the ground could not talk to the man.

After talking to the man for more than an hour, the man walked down the Harbor Bridge structure and received psychiatric help.

The police department cited Ramirez's actions on Aug. 20 as going above and beyond the call of duty, and directly resulting in saving the life of someone in crisis.

Police supervisors hailed Ramirez's actions as he was awarded the Life Saving Ribbon.