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Officer saves elderly woman moments before car sinks

Jenkins jumped into the chest-high water of the Thames River, battling 3-foot waves and winds gusting 40 mph to rescue 85-year-old Marie Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald pulled into the parking lot of Eastern Point Beach, a picturesque spot overlooking the Long Island Sound, but lost control of her Honda Civic. Her car burst through the concrete barrier, barreled over the boulders acting as a buffer and plunged into the water.

A true hero.


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  1. PopArt says:

    Awesome! And since in today’s ‘rape culture’ of #Tolerance there can never be enough of these stories to highlight what our valuable law enforcement officers do on the job, here is another recent story from my area of New Jersey where a patrolman’s quick thinking saved the life of a suicidal man.

  2. Alain41 says:


    (I lived in that area for several years. Thames River CT is not pronounced like English Taemes but rather phonetically Theymes. And Groton CT is not pronounced like English Groaton but rather rhymes with rotten. Nickname: Rotten Grotten. It’s a nice area to live. Sort of isolated quiet 9 months of the year and crowded loud for the 3 summer vacation by the shore months. Can really get foggy.)

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