(NEWSER) – A K9 officer didn't have to rely on man's best friend to help a distressed woman on Saturday, but his police dog's leash definitely came in handy. Daren Kendrick was in the right place at the right time as a responder on the scene at a traffic overpass in Springfield, Ore., where a reportedly suicidal woman was perched on a ledge and dangerously close to falling to her death, KVALreports. As police and fire crews tried to figure out how to get her back to safety, Kendrick suddenly whipped out the leash for his canine co-worker.

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