Quick-thinking officer who stopped man jumping onto A14 honoured

PC Jordan Brown of Cambridgeshire Police

PC Jordan Brown was commended after stopping a man from jumping onto the A14. - Credit: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

A police officer who raced after a man before stopping him from falling onto the A14 has been praised for his quick-thinking. 

PC Jordan Brown of Cambridgeshire Police was sent to Milton footbridge with another officer on April 30 last year following calls from a man in distress. 

The man was seen sprinting towards the footbridge as PC Brown ran after him, before grabbing the man as he tried to climb over the railings. 

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesperson said: “He was brave and relentless, determined not to let the man fall onto the A14. 

“Even after what had happened, PC Brown built a rapport with the man, who thanked the officers for stopping him from jumping. 

“PC Brown’s quick thinking and bravery most likely saved a young man’s life.” 

PC Brown was one of several officers and staff commended at a chief superintendents’ commendations ceremony on June 30. 

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Chief Supt Mark Greenhalgh, who co-hosted the event, said: “You have dedicated your time to ensure people’s safety, put your own lives at risk to help others and gone above and beyond for the people of Cambridgeshire.”