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WSU defensive back Grant Porter praised by Pullman PD

The redshirt freshman played a big role in preventing a 24-year old Pullman man from taking his own life.

WSU Athletic Communication

Any history involving Washington State athletics and the Pullman Police Department haven't been seen in good light over the past year or so, but this one ought to make you smile.

Redshirt freshman defensive back Grant Porter was walking on NE Terre View Drive early Wednesday morning when he noticed a 24-year old man on standing on a basketball court. The man was standing on a folding chair with a strap around his neck attached to the basketball hoop.

Porter and another individual talked the man down from the chair and called Pullman Police who arrived and took the man to the hospital for evaluation.

Police chief Gary Jenkins believes Porter and the other man saved a life that morning.

"If he hadn't come upon him, this guy could have hung himself, for sure -- so I definitely commend Mr. Porter," Jenkis said in an interview with

The Pullman Police log confirms this occured at 1800 NE Terre View Dr, which are the The Flats at Terre View apartments in Pullman.


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