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Clayton County Sheriff's Office, GA
Tuesday August 7th, 2018 :: 05:55 p.m. EDT


Caught On Tape! Woman Falls From Tree Caught & Rescued By Sheriff Victor Hill’s Patrol Division

Faster than a speeding bullet.  Able to leap buildings in a single bound.  More powerful than a locomotive.   All of these words are inadequate to describe the “super” men and women of law-enforcement who without question will risk their personal safety for a stranger as Deputies did last night recorded on the attached linked video!


When a woman suffering from mental heath issues was released from the Clayton County jail last night, she decided to climb a high tree in the jail parking lot and refused to come down.  Deputies responded and tried to talk her down to no avail.  Sheriff Victor Hill was notified and told the on scene commander that he would respond.  Perhaps she would listen to the Sheriff.  However, the situation evolved to quickly to wait for the arrival of the Sheriff forcing Deputies to act quickly.


As the woman began to climb even higher to an outer branch of the tree it became obvious that she was going to fall.  Sgt. Mitchell who was already trying to talk her down had already called fire and rescue to bring equipment to break the woman’s fall.  However, Fire and Rescue did not have enough time to set up what was needed to break her fall.  When the woman realized she was about to fall she pleaded for help and Sgt. Mitchell can be heard on the video telling her he would catch her.  At that moment Lt. Hensley can be heard giving the order to all deputies on the scene to get closer to help catch the woman.   When the woman fell, Sgt. Hansford took the blunt of her fall receiving minor injuries for which he was treated on the scene by paramedics.  Had these Deputies not reacted they way they did, the woman would have suffered serious bodily injury if not worse.


When the Sheriff was shown the video of his Deputies in action, he expressed extreme pride in the selfless bravery they displayed.  The Sheriff has now ordered commendations for them all!


The Clayton County Sheriff's Office



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Clayton County Sheriff's Office, GA
9157 Tara Blvd
Jonesboro, GA 30236

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