Life Saved by Officers After Road Rage Incident Turned Into Suicide Attempt


Charlotte, N.C. – (Friday, May 28, 2021) – If not for the quick and heroic life-saving response of three South Division officers,  a suicidal woman's injuries would have resulted in death.

On Monday, May 17, 2021, shortly after 8:00 p.m., second shift South Division officers responded to the South Division Team office, located at 11217 Providence Road West, to speak with the reporting person regarding a road rage incident. The reporting person stated she encountered her former girlfriend while driving and did not feel safe returning home as there have been issues in the past between them. Officers escorted the victim to her residence for her safety.

Once they arrived at her residence, officers approached the victim, who remained in her car and appeared to be in distress. It was seconds later, the victim produced a large folding knife and proceeded to slash her own neck.

Officers immediately responded by breaking out the passenger side window to render aid to the victim. Officers quickly applied pressure to the wound on her neck, utilizing supplies from their medical bags, continuously checking vitals, and rendering life-saving medical assistance until Medic and CFD arrived. Once Medic arrived, the victim was transported to the hospital for further treatment.

The exceptional teamwork and rapid response from South Division Officers Carr, Spears, and Woods, played a critical role in preserving life.