Oscar Wilhite, Life Saving
Sgt. Oscar Wilhite’s negotiation and de-escalation tactics helped ensure the safe apprehension of an individual who had climbed over the guardrail of a bridge over U.S. State Hwy 288 Northbound during an apparent attempt at suicide. Using verbal techniques, Wilhite encouraged the man to climb back over the guardrail so that he could get the help he needed. If not for the actions of Wilhite, this situation could have had a very different outcome.