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Suicidal Woman Saved by Sheriff's Deputy
(April 15, 2005)

Suicidal Woman Saved by Sheriff's Deputy

A Princes Lakes woman decided she wanted to kill herself. She held a shotgun to her chest and was speaking with a friend on the telephone. That friend, in turn, called the Johnson County Sheriff's Emergency 9-1-1 Center. Sheriff's dispatchers notified the Princes Lakes Police Department who quickly responded to the scene. They located a woman at the address who was suicidal, holding a shotgun to her body, and was refusing to drop the weapon. The Princes Lakes Police called for help from the JCSO, and Deputy Andy Barnhart was dispatched. Barnhart arrived minutes later and approached the woman. When Deputy Barnhart saw the woman's attention diverted, he pushed open the door just far enough to fire his X-26 Taser gun which struck the woman. She was immediately disabled and the shotgun fell harmlessly to the ground. Deputy Barnhart and Princes Lakes Officers then took the woman into custody with no one being injured. The woman was transported to an evaluation facility and is likely alive due to the quick and appropriate action of Deputy Andy Barnhart and his Taser gun. Job Well Done!

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