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Officer stops man from falling off overpass

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A Marked Tree police officer is being called a hero after saving a man who almost fell off an overpass.

Tuesday, Officer David Boykin responded to I-555 where a man in his 60s was naked and standing at the edge of the overpass.

The man had reportedly walked from Harrisburg to Marked Tree and was suffering from heat exhaustion.

Boykin said he can’t really put into words how he feels knowing he possibly saved several lives.

“There could have been a really bad wreck on Highway 555, I’m quite sure of it,” Boykin said.

He said he is proud that he was able to get the man home safely.

Boykin said it is moments like that which remind him why he loves what he does. 

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