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Goffstown Police Chief Robert Browne with Emily Crosby. (COURTESY)

Goffstown police officer honored for saving life

GOFFSTOWN — A town police officer was given a medal Monday night after she helped save a woman in distress last month.

Officer Emily Crosby, who has worked with the Goffstown Police Department for the last seven years, was able to save the life of a woman trying to jump off the Kelley Street Bridge in Manchester on July 19.

Crosby arrived at the scene after getting the call from dispatch and found the woman straddling the guardrail of the bridge.

“With a calm and helping voice and demeanor, you verbalized your willingness to help and assist,” said Police Chief Rob Browne during the award ceremony.

Crosby was able to pull the woman back to safety on the sidewalk, where she was then taken to the hospital to be treated.

“There is no doubt that your interference saved the life of this person to receive the help that she so desperately needed,” Browne said.

“This call for service, like so many you respond to on a daily basis, provides a shining example of your dedication to service of all people and to your profession of law enforcement.”

Crosby received a standing ovation from her family and co-workers who gathered for the ceremony.

This isn’t the first time Crosby — a coach for the Special Olympics summer program — has taken heroic action in a situation. Last year, she helped the town’s Fire Department deliver twins on the side of the road.

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