Canandaigua officer injured after stopping man's suicide

Clarence Grover Photo: Canandaigua Police Department. Clarence Grover

June 24, 2018 11:24 AM

A member of the Canandaigua Police Department was injured on Friday after he was assaulted by a man who he had prevented from jumping off a bridge.

According to the Canandaigua Police Department, the officer encountered 32-year-old Clarence Grover of Canandaigua around 2:25 p.m. pm on the West Avenue Bridge. Grover was threatening to jump off the bridge, and the officer attempted to prevent him from doing so, leading to a struggle. The officer suffered a serious shoulder injury during the incident, but he and other officers were able to subdue Grover and prevent him from jumping off the bridge.

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Grover received medical treatment and then was charged with Assault in the Second Degree before being taken to the Ontario County Jail. The officer was taken to FF Thompson Hospital to be treated for his injuries.


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