Sergeant Nick Risner has saved thousands of lives during his career. On Saturday morning, he died while making the final sacrifice for the community.
WAAY 31 talked to Emma Gregory, and she said she wouldn’t be here if she wasn’t for a sergeant. Resner.
Along O’Neill Bridge, Sergeant. Risner met Gregory in 2019. That accidental encounter finally saved Gregory, because she was only minutes away from suicide.
She now says that she will do anything to repay this favor.”If I can, I will accept that bullet for Nick. I will. I will stand in front of him and accept those bullets because he deserves it,” Gregory shouted.
On December 30, 2019, Gregory experienced the sergeant for the first time. Resner’s selflessness.
She was in the darkest moment, about to end her life, but she said, by the grace of God, Sergeant. Risner left work 15 minutes early and found Gregory on O’Neill Bridge.”If he doesn’t get off work early, I won’t be here today. So, those 15 minutes is a matter of life and death,” Gregory said.At that moment, he was the light she needed.
“I really owe him my life,” she said, later describing him as her lifeline.That accidental meeting was not the last time they met. The two keep in touch, sergeant. Risner surprised Gregory at her graduation party.
“It means a lot to me. He hugged me and said,’I know you can do it, I told you, you can do it, you succeeded, you graduated.’ He told me on the bridge that night, She explained. “He said,’You will do everything you want,’ and he made sure I did it.
“God put Nick Risner in this world for a reason. That man saved more lives than he knew. He couldn’t know how many lives he saved because he did it every breath. “she says. “He is really a guardian angel.
I want to say hundreds of lives, but honestly, there may be thousands of lives.”Gregory told WAAY 31 that when she found out that he was dead, she fell to the ground screaming and crying. A few hours after learning the tragic news, she was reminded that he would always be there to support her.
Gregory said: “He not only cared about everyone very much when he was alive, but he also left one person to make sure I was okay.”If he dies while on mission, sergeant. Risner wanted to make sure that Gregory was still taken care of. He made sure that one of his friends would reach out and examine her.Gregory said it was important to the sergeant. Nick Risner is: she said she will never forget the hero