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Report: South Carolina Cop Talks Man Off Ledge By Chatting With Him About Gamecocks, Washington Redskins

A South Carolina patrolman named Michael Blackmore helped save a man's life by chatting with him about Gamecocks football and the Washington Redskins.

According to Glen Luke Flanagan of The State, Master Patrol Officer Michael Blackmore talked a man out of jumping off of a bridge in Columbia, South Carolina last Saturday. Blackmore leveled with the man by talking about football teams - specifically the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Washington Redskins, his two favorite teams.

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“I just wanted to get his mind off of what was bothering him,” Blackmore told The State in an interview Thursday.

He found out the man was a fan of the Washington Redskins and the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.

“You’re just having a bad night tonight,” Blackmore told him. “But tomorrow night, when you’re sitting around and you’re watching the Gamecocks – or on Sunday when you’re watching the Redskins play or whatever – you’ll look back (like), ‘Man, what was I thinking Friday night?’ You’re just having a bad night.”

Blackmore and two other officers were eventually able to get him into an ambulance safely.

Props to Blackmore for thinking on his feet - that kind of situation is never easy.

[Saturday Down South]