On the afternoon of April 20, Pfc. Josh Kosiorowski and Cpl. Curtis Sauve of the Rehoboth Beach Police Department were called to the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal bridge on Route 1 for reports of a “kid” hanging over the rails on the northbound side.

A Rehoboth Beach policeman is being lauded for saving the life of a potentially suicidal man.

On the afternoon of April 20, Pfc. Josh Kosiorowski and Cpl. Curtis Sauve of the Rehoboth Beach Police Department were called to the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal bridge on Route 1 for reports of a “kid” hanging over the rails on the northbound side.           

The officers responded to the scene around 2:15 p.m. and found a male straddling the bridge railing, with one leg over the side, looking down. The 25-year-old El Salvadorian man appeared to be drinking an alcoholic beverage. 

He did not notice the officers as they approached him from the south side of the bridge, first by car and then on foot. Pfc. Kosiorowski acted quickly and quietly, approaching the man from behind, grabbing him around the upper torso and pulling him to safety.  

When the officers asked the man what was going on, he said, "My life's not good."

The events were captured on video and released by the Rehoboth Beach Police Department on May 8 via Facebook and YouTube. The video can be viewed here.

"One of the primary missions of the Rehoboth Beach Police Department is to preserve the lives of the citizens and visitors of our city. The actions of Pfc. Kosiorowski on April 20 illustrate the extent to which our officers are dedicated to this mission," said RBPD Press Information Officer Lt. Jaime Riddle. "Without regard for his own safety, knowing that if detected he could possibly be pulled off the bridge, Pfc. Kosiorowski acted bravely and prevented the loss of a life. His actions not only exemplify the quality and dedication of the men and women of the Rehoboth Beach Police Department but [of] officers throughout the State of Delaware and the great country in which we proudly serve."