“She can’t breathe! Mommy! Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!” a young son says while crouching inside an overturned car near his mom.

That’s the scene Virginia Sheriff’s Deputy Jon Holt encountered when he responded to a call about an overturned vehicle on May 7th.
Body cam video released by the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office shows the chaotic scene.

Holt arrived to find a car upside down on the side of the road, and the driver lying “underneath the vehicle with her head pinned by the sunroof,” according to an official Facebook post by the department.

One person can be seen wandering in shock outside the vehicle, while the young boy can be heard inside screaming “mommy, mommy.”
Deputy Holt reports to dispatchers that her head is pinned underneath the car’s sunroof.

‘Come here buddy,’ he tells the boy, to get him to safety.

In the next few seconds, after the child is free, Holt’s body cam video goes black as he presses his chest against the side of the vehicle and begins to lift it.

Holt says, “I put my shoulder into the door frame and braced the best I could. And I said all I have to do is just stand up. That’s what I was telling myself, and at that point I put as much effort as I could. I tried to stand up and I stood up enough so she could free herself and was able to start breathing.”

The woman is then able to apparently remove her head from beneath the trapped vehicle, according to the audio. It was unclear what injuries she suffered in the crash and her condition after her rescue, but apparently she recovered from the crash.

According to the official Facebook post, “Seeing the trauma her child was witnessing, Deputy J. Holt went into overdrive.”

‘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.’

Heroism is nothing out of the ordinary for this deputy. Holt was already honored last year with local and regional Top Cop Awards after he saved a disabled young girl and woman from a burning home.

“I’m just an average cop and you know, it’s what we do. And thinking of doing anything different is you know, out of the question,” Holt told WVEC.

No sir, You’re a bonafide hero.

One Response

  1. Garrett Armstrong

    That’s is how our Glouceater County Sheriff’s Office is… As their motto say “Honor, Integrity, and Commitment” They are the peacemakers of this great County. And the have a great leader “Sheriff Warren” leading them.

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