Officers save female who hanged herself at Hemet Jail
HEMET – A woman who was being booked into jail on suspicion of domestic violence Tuesday, July 19, attempted to hang herself at the City of Hemet Police Department Jail. The incident happened at 3:44 a.m.
During the booking process, an alert Hemet officer discovered the female prisoner had hanged herself in a jail cell using a telephone cord.
The officer immediately requested emergency assistance from other officers and summoned Hemet Fire and AMR personnel to the location.
The first officer and other Hemet Police officers worked together to free the subject from the telephone cord and they immediately began life-saving efforts on the woman.
They continued to render first aid to the victim until emergency first responders arrived at the jail.
Firefighters and paramedics arrived about five minutes later at 3:49 a.m. Once they arrived, paramedics took over life-saving efforts on the victim.
Paramedics transported the woman to a local area hospital to be evaluated and to receive medical and psychiatric help.
The female victim survived her suicide attempt, according to Hemet Police Chief Brown.
“Were it not for the quick thinking actions of our officers, the victim might not still be alive today,” Brown said about the incident. “Thankfully, the officers did their job in an exemplary manner and a young woman’s life was saved. I could not be more proud of the heroic actions of my officers.”
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