Moore County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Doby saves the life of a 46-year-old man attempting to commit suicide, according to a press release from Moore County Sheriff’s Department.

On the morning of August 29th, 2017, Deputy Robert Doby arrived on the scene and was met by a female with blood on her face and a male subject sitting on a Moore County bridge.  The female stated that her husband had cut his wrist and wanted to jump off the bridge killing himself.  The Vass Police Chief was also on scene talking to the male subject.

As Deputy Doby approached, the subject said “don’t come any closer.” Immediately using his training, Deputy Doby attempted to de-escalate the situation before the bleeding subject jumped off the bridge.

Deputy Doby could see that the subject was getting ready to jump and immediately sprang into action taking the subject into custody without any harm to himself or others, according to the news release.

Moore County Emergency Services transported the subject to Moore Regional Hospital for the injuries to his wrist and for an Emergency Commitment. 

Sheriff Neil Godfrey commented that “Deputy Doby’s actions are nothing less than heroic.  I am humbled each day by the selfless acts of our deputies, deputies such as Robert, who we are fortunate to have as part of our Sheriff’s family serving the citizens of Moore County.”  

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