Video: Deputy saves suicidal inmate who jumped from jail’s second floor
Deputy Joshua Armendariz was able to catch the inmate who threw himself off the second floor of a cellblock
By CorrectionsOne Staff
NYE COUNTY, Nev. — Recently released video shows a Nevada sheriff’s deputy catching a suicidal inmate who threw himself off the second floor of a jail, saving his life.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that on Dec. 5, an unidentified inmate threatened to kill himself by jumping from a second-story railing at the Nye County Detention Center. When one deputy attempted to stop the inmate, she began wrestling with him before he pushed his way over the railing.
Deputy Joshua Armendariz was able to catch the inmate as he fell to the ground.
The deputy and the inmate were taken to a hospital and released.
NCSO Deputy Saves Inmate Life
PRESS RELEASE December 5th at approximately 7 p.m. NCSO Deputies inside the Nye County Detention Center were advised of an inmate in D Pod threatening to commit suicide. As deputies arrived an inmate was balanced on the 2nd story railing. One of the Deputies went up the stairs and began wrestling with the inmate to prevent him from climbing over the edge. The inmate was able to push back from the second-floor railing and plummet to the first floor where his fall was intercepted by a deputy. Deputy Joshua Armendariz caught the inmate in the air, cushioning his fall. They both came to rest on the floor, mostly unhurt. The deputy and the inmate were both transported in separate conveyances to the DVH to ensure they were not injured. They were both released. The quick thinking and fast work by Deputy Joshua Armendariz and Horak saved this man's life.Posted by Nye County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, December 12, 2017