Charleston detective who pulled man off bridge Police Officer of the Year
A Charleston police officer who pulled a man threatening to jump off the Ravenel Bridge to safety is the Knights of Columbus Police Officer of the Year.
Detective Cory Broadwater, a six-year veteran of the department, rescued the man in the first quarter of this year, according to police spokesman Charles Francis.
In the second quarter, Broadwater tracked down a burglary suspect and recovered items stolen from a house on Society Street.
In the third quarter, he heard a robbery call go out in North Charleston and spotted and nabbed the suspect.
Broadwater will be presented with the award Sunday. He will be honored after the 8 a.m. Mass at the Parish of St. Joseph Catholic Church at 1695 Wallenberg Blvd.