A Day of Saving Lives for Oakland County Deputies

A Day of Saving Lives for Oakland County Deputies 

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 4, 2018)  Pontiac, Addison Township, MI- On a daily basis the Deputies of Oakland County Sheriff’s Office work to fight crime and prevent death and injury.

Sept. 2 was a day where four lives were saved, each in different circumstances.

At 8:56 am, “Deputies responded to the 50 block of Spokane Ave. on a report of a suicidal subject. The subject’s 42 year old mother stated that her son was armed with a knife, stabbing a door in the house and was making suicidal statements. Upon arrival, Deputies located the subject inside his home.

The subject was unarmed and exited the house. The subject immediately took an aggressive fighting stance with Deputies. Deputies deployed their Tasers to gain control of the subject allowing Deputies to take him into custody without further incident,” according to the OCSO Major Incident Report.

The 23-year-old man was safely transported to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital where deputies completed a petition for a psychiatric evaluation.

At 6:26pm deputies along with Addison Township firefighters arrived at Lakeville Lake in Addison Township where a 3 year old girl was found floating face down in the lake.  Witnesses had started CPR and the first responders secured the girl who was transported first to Crittenton-Ascension Hospital, and then moved via Life Flight to Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.

The girl, who lives in Texas, is last listed in stable condition, and the OCSO Marine Division has taken on the task of a follow up investigation.

At 7:26pm deputies on patrol in Pontiac saw a 28-year-old woman collapse in the area of Woodward Ave. and Water Street.  They determined the woman was overdosing on narcotics, and they saved her life by administering a single dose of Narcan.  The woman regained consciousness and was transported to McLaren Hospital where she was listed in stable condition.

And at 8:44pm deputies had a confrontation with a 25-year-old man who had reportedly tried strangling his 66-year-old grandmother. When deputies entered the home on Glenwood Ave, they located the subject in an upstairs bedroom.  According to the report “The suspect began to yell at Deputies to telling them to shoot him while actively resisting arrest. Deputies deployed a Taser in an attempt to gain control of the suspect. The suspect was then taken into custody.”  The victim was free to return home knowing her grandson was incarcerated, and the grandson remains alive because of the use of tasers, in spite of requests to die.

Learn more about the Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept. https://www.oakgov.com/sheriff

NOTE:  Police Reports come directly from the Police Department or agency involved.  We generally run these “as is” or with minimal editing for punctuation, spelling, etc. In this case parts of the police reports were used.  Suspects should not be presumed guilty.  Those needing more information about a case are encouraged to follow up with the reporting agency or court system for the most current information.

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