BAYONNE, NJ - An off-duty officer with the New York Police Department is being credited with saving the life of a suicidal man over the weekend.

According to a tweet by NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea, Officer Cory Pilzer was walking with his family across the bridge when he saw a 22-year-old man on the rail and grabbed him by the waist before the man could fall.

“Always out there. Always protecting — even off-duty,” Shea said in a tweet.

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Port Authority police and EMS arrived a short time later and transported the man to Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island.

Members of the Port Authority Police Department made a similar rescue on April 14.

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