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Two Jackson County Sheriff's Deputies Save Suicidal Inmate

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says two of their deputies saved the life of a 25-year-old inmate who attempted to commit suicide last Friday.

Posted: May 17, 2018 3:09 PM

MEDFORD, Ore.-- The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says two of their deputies saved the life of a 25-year-old inmate who attempted to commit suicide last Friday.
Nobody was injured in the incident.
Sheriff Nathan Sickler says he is proud of deputies Cody Fuhrman and Steven Sagert, who acted quickly to help the inmate.
This happened last Friday.
Deputies say the 25-year-old male inmate was being escorted to a new cell when he dove head-first through a safety railing on the upper level.
Deputy Fuhrman caught the inmate’s leg as he dangled over the edge.
Deputy Sagert ran upstairs to help.
The deputies were able to pull the inmate back to safety, despite the inmate’s active resistance.
A medical staff member witnessed the inmate dangling from the railing and attempted to assist from the level below.
Following the incident, the inmate received medical and mental health treatment at the jail.
Deputies urge anyone experiencing a mental health crisis to seek help.
If someone you know is a risk to themselves or others due to a mental illness, call the Jackson County Mental Health Crisis Line at (541) 774-8201.

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