John Tumpane went to Oak Lawn High School and fulfilled his dream of becoming a Major League Baseball umpire.
Who knew that it would lead to saving someone’s life.
CBS 2 Chicago says Tumpane was in Pittsburgh earlier this week to ump a game between the Pirates and Tampa Bay and decided to go out for a jog before the game.
That’s when he came across a lady attempting to jump from a Pittsburgh bridge.
He talked to her and then was able to grab her and hold on (with the help of some others) until cops arrived.
— Stephen J. Nesbitt (@stephenjnesbitt) June 29, 2017
Even after all that, he still ended up umping the game later that night too!
Great job John! Oak Lawn…and all of Chicago is proud of you!