Officer refuses to let man die | The Post and Courier, Charleston SC - News, Sports, Entertainment: "That's when Janicki saw the braided rope in the man's hand; he had taken it from a neighbor's boat while wandering the neighborhood.
The man told Janicki that things weren't right and that he didn't want to do this anymore. He kept talking in circles as the officer tried to convince him that everything would be OK. 'Just stay on the limb,' he told him.
The man dropped and dangled in the air. It was a horrible sight, but Janicki had seen worse in his four years in the military.
The 6-foot-5 officer just relied on his instincts and training, scaling the fence and then the limbs until he was within reach of the rope. It took about 30 seconds, he said."