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Trooper Chinchilla
Trooper Sergio Chinchilla
Troop L (Davie)

On Jan. 27, 2009, Trooper Sergio Chinchilla responded to a report of a pedestrian walking on the southbound entrance ramp to I-95 from Commercial Boulevard. Upon his arrival, Trooper Chinchilla saw a man sitting on top of the barrier wall with his legs hanging over the edge. A female was standing behind him.

Trooper Chinchilla carefully approached the subject who began yelling for him to “get back, get away from me.” As Trooper Chinchilla was calling for assistance, the female attempted to grab the subject. Trooper Chinchilla then ran over to the subject, grabbed him, and pulled him over the wall. The subject was subdued and taken into custody.

As a result of Trooper Sergio Chinchilla’s quick response, a suicide attempt was prevented and a man’s life was saved. Good job, Trooper Chinchilla!

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