August 1, 2016

Jason Kesselman - a Good Samaritan in New Jersey

At about 6:30 p.m., on July 27, 2016, Jason Kesselman, age 44, of River Vale, New Jersey, was driving to his job in Brooklyn, New York. 

Jason Kesselman
He works at a wood-working business. 

He was crossing the George Washington Bridge which connects New Jersey to New York.  Over 106 million vehicles cross this bridge per year. It is the world's busiest motor vehicle bridge.

Jason saw a man climbing off of the bridge and knew that this was a life and death situation. He stopped his car and ran to the man to offer aid. 

Jason tried to calm the man and to comfort him in some way. In a few moments police arrived on the scene and Jason and the officers pulled the man to safety. 

Jason hugged the man who was attempting to jump. The man is a 35 year old from Guatemala. He was taken to a nearby hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and for treatment. 

The Good Samaritan comes to the aid
of strangers in distress.
Jason was deeply shaken up by this incident. He stated he'll never know if his involvement saved the man's life, but he's glad he helped and he'd do it all over again.

Jason's wife, Andrea, and their three children are proud of him and so are we. 

Jason is a Good Samaritan. Good Samaritans are the everyday heroes of the modern era. 

God bless Jason Kesselman and his family. Amen. 

God bless the Police Officers who saved the man from jumping. Police Officers do this type of thing every day but their humanitarian efforts get lost in the media coverage of Police Officers who do the wrong thing. 

Pray for the man from Guatemala. Pray that he receives the help that he requires. Amen. 

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