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Report: Loudoun Deputies Rescue Suicidal Man

© Leesburg Today - 06/29/2015

Two Loudoun deputies are being credited with helping to save the life of a Sterling man who attempted to take his own life last month.

On May 23, Deputy First Class Dustin Moon and Deputy First Class James Maguire Jr., responded to a Cascades residence after dispatchers received a call that a man was attempting suicide by a running vehicle inside his closed garage.

Maguire arrived on the scene to find the home and garage locked. Moon used his car jack and Maguire used his baton to partially open the garage door in an effort to ventilate the space.

Unable to open the garage door further, Maguire forced open the front door of the home.

Inside the garage, Maguire found an unconscious man seated in the car. He turned off the car while Moon removed the man from the vehicle. Both deputies said they felt the effects of carbon monoxide as they him pulled to safety.

""With only seconds to react, DFC Maguire and DFC Moon used the tools available to them and thought outside of the box to help save the life of a man suffering through a behavioral crisis,"" Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman said Monday in announcing the actions. ""They put their lives at risk and we are proud of their efforts, and all of the men and women of the Loudoun Sheriff's Office who demonstrate professionalism and excellence in our field on a daily basis.""

The man was taken to a local hospital and has fully recovered. Moon and Maguire were treated at the scene for exposure to carbon monoxide.

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