Seeing a mother that was trapped underneath an overturned vehicle gave one Virginia sheriff one hell of an adrenaline rush—and his body camera captured it all.
When Gloucester Sheriff’s Office Deputy J. Holt responded to an overturned vehicle with entrapment on May 7th, he saw that the driver was lying underneath her vehicle- with her head pinned by the sunroof.
What sent the officer into “overdrive,” according to the sheriff’s office, was seeing the trauma that the woman’s child was experiencing.
Cries of “Mommy, mommy,” could be heard from the child inside the car.
By the sheer power of adrenaline, the officer was able to pick up the car with just his own two hands, allowing the driver to move her head out from the sunroof and exit the vehicle safely.
In a statement they released, the office shared, “Through sheer will and determination due to fearing the female may succumb to her circumstance 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: while the faces and injuries are blurred, this video may be traumatic for some audiences.
This is not the first time that Holt has been recognized for his heroic actions. The deputy also saved two people from a burning home in March 2020. Holt has been awarded for his service and dedication to serving the public.