According to ABC News, a police officer in Virginia lifted an overturned car off a woman’s head, with her child watching in terror.
The accident happened on May 7th in Gloucester County, Virginia, as Deputy Jon Holt was responding to a call of an overturned vehicle on the side of the road. When he arrived on scene (by himself), the situation was worse than he imagined:
The Gloucester County Sheriff’s office released a statement:
“The driver was laying underneath the vehicle with her head pinned by the sunroof.
Seeing the trauma her child was witnessing, Deputy J. Holt went into overdrive.”
Holt was wearing a body camera while responding to the call, which captured him rushing towards the scene and lifting the car off the woman. A child was also in the vehicle, begging the officer to help mom,
In the video, you can hear him say:
“She is trapped under the vehicle, I can’t get it off.”
The child gets out of the car and as he presses himself up against the vehicle, the camera goes dark. You can hear him grunt as he tries to lift it off her head, which he eventually does.
The statement continued:
“Through sheer will and determination due to fearing the female may succumb to her circumstances in front of her panic-stricken child, Deputy J. Holt took quick action and was able to physically lift the vehicle up enough for the driver to maneuver her head out to safety.”
Warning: The video is pretty intense…
Believe it or not, this isn’t the first time Holt has been dubbed a hero.
Three months ago he was given the Top Cop Award for the entire region after he pulled two people from a burning building.
According to the statement:
“Deputy J. Holt recently accepted both the local and regional Top Cop Awards from the Greater Hampton Roads Regional Crime Line on February 2, 2021 for his commitment to public safety after saving the lives of 2 individuals from a burning house on the afternoon of March 24th, 2020.”
Wow, hats off to this guy.
It’s people like Deputy Holt who make this world a better and safer place.