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MPD Officers Pull Teen Trying to Jump from Viaduct to Safety

Officers from District Three of the Milwaukee Police Department saved a teenager’s life as he attempted to jump off the 16th Street Viaduct. The officers were dispatched to the Viaduct at 16th and Clybourn around 7:30 AM on June 29 for a welfare check after a witness said a young man was on the bridge and about to jump.

Officer Matthew Wenzel approached the 16-year-old, who was on the guard rails, and pulled him off the bridge. District Three Officers Kevin Wilke and Anthony Synowicz Jr. and District One Officer Therese Zaremba also helped in bringing the young man to safety.

The teen was taken to Milwaukee County Mental Health for further treatment.

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