A Georgia deputy who was going on a walk during her lunch break prevented what could have been a tragedy. According to WSB-TV, Muscogee County Deputy Aliyah Miller on August 16 stumbled upon a distressed woman threatening to jump into a river with her 2-month-old baby. The incident happened at the Columbus River Walk.
The sheriff’s office and Columbus Police Department said they were initially notified about a woman issuing out the threats on Facebook Live. Miller and another officer ultimately approached the woman and convinced her to change her mind.
Miller also managed to take the baby from the woman as the other officer made arrangements to get her some assistance. The sheriff’s office also said the baby remained with Miller until the woman’s relative arrived.
“I want to commend Deputy Miller, the Columbus Police Department, and Columbus Fire and EMS on a job well done! Thanks to your quick thinking and response time, they prevented a tragedy from occurring today. Your dedication to going above and beyond the call of duty is what we should all strive to achieve each and every day,” Sheriff Greg Countryman stated in a letter of commendation.