Yarmouth Officer Helps Save Suicidal Woman

Subject put a razor to her neck and began cutting herself...

From the Yarmouth Police (verbatim)


On Monday, January 14, 2019 at 10:50AM, Yarmouth Police Department Patrol Officer Paulo Cruz, was dispatched to a Nursing Center in South Yarmouth to conduct a follow-up with staff regarding a resident that has been accused of repeatedly stealing small items from other residents.

Upon arrival, Patrol Officer Cruz met with staff members who explained the allegations and reports.

Officer Cruz and staff members then met with the woman in question and while speaking with her, she became visibly upset, began crying, and suddenly removed from her front sweater pocket a shaving razor and put it to her neck and began cutting at her neck.

Officer Cruz immediately reached for her hand and moved it away from her neck, and she suddenly switch it to her other hand and put the razor to her neck and began scrapping at her neck.

Officer Cruz quickly grabbed her other hand and kept both hands away from her person, while staff was able to remove the razor from her hand.

Officer Cruz was able to subdue the woman and calm her down.

A short time, the woman was transported to Cape Cod Hospital by Yarmouth Fire Department personnel for treatment of minor cuts and scrapes and mental health assistance.

Well Done Officer Cruz.

We hope the woman receives all the help she needs.

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