Retired OPD Sergeant, Officers Cited For Rescue Efforts

OSWEGO, NY – On Sept. 28, at about 3:25 p.m., Robert Clark, a retired Oswego Police Department sergeant, had been out for a walk when he observed a woman standing on the opposite side of the railing on the Utica Street bridge.

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Mayor Randy Bateman, right, and Police Chief Tory DeCaire, left, congratulate officers homas Rupert, Steven Carroll and Derek Jansson and retired OPD sergeant, Robert Clark for their efforts.

Clark spoke to the woman and she indicated she was going to jump off the bridge, according to police.

He was able to grab hold of her, preventing her from jumping.

Clark was able to maintain control of her until OPD officers Thomas Rupert, Steven Carroll and Derek Jansson arrived on the scene to assist in bringing the woman back to safety.

She was later transported by police to Oswego Hospital for evaluation.

The four officers were recognized at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting for their life-saving efforts.