MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Prosecutor's Office Detective Luis Gonclaves has received a commendation for intervening and saving the life of a woman while off-duty, announced the Prosecutor's Office.

According to the Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, Detective Goncalves was traveling on Route 3 in Lyndhurst on May 20. He observed a female sitting on the edge of a high bridge with her feet dangling off the bridge, they said.  Detective Goncalves contacted the Lyndhurst Police Department to reports his observation and reported that he would standby and help if needed.

The female got off the ledge and attempted to walk towards a busy highway. Detective Goncalves helped translate.

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Prosecutor Knapp said “The heroic lifesaving actions of Detective Goncalves while off-duty, undoubtedly prevented a tragedy from occurring. He and all of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office detectives are unreservedly dedicated to protecting and preserving the safety of our residents. I am very proud to recognize Detective Goncalves for his service under very adverse circumstances.”


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