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On July 11, 2017 at approximately 12:00PM, Lake County Corrections Officers Manuel Duarte and Timothy Solomon saved the life of an inmate attempting suicide.
Officers Duarte and Solomon were conducting rounds in the Administrative Segregation Unit (Maximum Security) of the Lake County Jail, when they discovered an 18 year-old inmate in his jail cell attempting suicide by hanging, using a bedsheet. Without hesitation, Officers Duarte and Solomon entered the inmate’s jail cell and removed the bedsheet from the inmate’s neck.
Lake County Jail medical personnel immediately responded and maintained care of the inmate, and a suicide prevention protocol was initiated for the inmate. Due to the fast actions of the corrections officers, the inmate was uninjured.
Sheriff Mark Curran said, “I am extremely proud of Officers Duarte and Solomon, and their quick live-saving actions. Our correctional staff is trained to keep inmates safe from themselves and others, which is exactly what happened in this circumstance.”