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Jul 10th 2018

On June 26, 2018 at 0000; Dispatch received a 911 call at the local Sheriff’s Office regarding a self inflicted gunshot wound. The caller was unsure of their location, but Dispatch was able to use GPS and determine the location of the caller. Upon arrival, the Responder retrieved his trauma kit from the trunk of his patrol unit and went to the driver side of the vehicle. The Responder opened the driver side door and observed a male slumped over in the seat with his head resting on the steering wheel. He asked for his name, and he responded. He then observed a powder burn on the from and blood on the back of the shirt that the man was wearing. The Responder proceeded to cut open the man’s shirt and observed a gunshot wound with powder stippling to the upper right chest and exit wound located on his upper right back. He applied Halo Seals to the entrance and exit wounds and had the man lean back. Shortly after, the ambulance arrived and took him to the nearest hospital.