Inspector, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Federal Protective Service
Duty Station: Alexandria, Va.
Hometown: Hollywood, Md.
National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Federal Protective Service (FPS) Inspector Kevin Adams was traveling home after a 10-hour shift on Nov. 9, 2014, when he noticed an unoccupied car on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge outside of Washington, D.C. As he passed the vehicle, he noticed a woman sitting on the railing of the bridge. Inspector Adams stopped to offer assistance, activated his emergency lights, and called for backup. As he approached the woman, she made a motion to jump off the bridge. Inspector Adams grabbed the back of her coat to stop her. She then unzipped her coat and pulled her left arm out, and then Inspector Adams grabbed her right arm to keep her from jumping. The woman made a third attempt to jump from the bridge. Finally, Inspector Adams was able to convince the woman to step away from the edge of the bridge and receive help.