DETROIT - Law enforcement knew they had to act quickly.
A man, struggling with the decision to take his own life, was on the verge of jumping off a Detroit freeway overpass, a move that would likely end his life.
Then, state troopers and local law enforcement decided to make an out-of-the-ordinary call for backup: 13 (heroic) truckers.
One by one, the truckers, with the help of police, pulled up next to each other, side-by-side, forming a wall underneath the overpass in an effort to prevent the man from jumping off the overpass.
Chris Harrison, a trucker who says he was a part of the wall, says in a Facebook post that "the cops came up and waved 6 or 7 of us through and then stopped us under the bridge ... same thing on the west bound side ... I just happened to be one of the guys in the front of the line."
Due to the combined efforts of the 13 truckers and police, the man was talked down from the edge of the overpass and brought to safety.
Then, Harrison says, the highway patrolmen came to each truck afterwards and shook each trucker's hand and thanked them for helping.
If you, or someone you know, is contemplating suicide, help is available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.