NORWALK, Conn. -- The Norwalk Police Department honored two of its members recently for saving the life of a suicidal person.
Officer Tyrone Boyd and Officer Shoubert Paulemon were named the February 2017 Norwalk Police Department Officers of the Month. Police said that Boyd and Paulemon responded to a residence for a suicidal person call. Upon their arrival, they found a very distraught person holding a knife to their throat and threatening suicide.
Boyd and Paulemon calmly talked to the person and got them to put the knife down. The person was taken to the hospital for evaluation, and recently sent a letter to Chief Tom Kulhawik, thanking the officers for saving their life.
"These officers' actions in diffusing a dangerous situation speak to their professionalism and character. Congratulations to you both," police said in a statement.
If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, there is help available. Call the Suicide Hotline at (800) 273-8253 or call 911.