Deputy honored for preventing teen suicide


Deputy honored for preventing teen suicide

STAFF REPORTS

A Williamson County Sheriff’s Office deputy was honored with Deputy of the Month for September after saving a teen who was attempting suicide.

Deputy Daniel Solo was recognized after he saved a teenager from jumping from the Natchez Trace Bridge.

According to the news release, Soto was on routine patrol before dawn this summer when he saw someone standing on the outside of the bridge railing about to jump. Soto stopped his vehicle and pulled the unidentified teen to safety.

Soto is assigned to the Patrol Division and  has worked for the WCSO for one year.

Toyota of Cool Springs General Sales Manager Kris Krabill presented a plaque to Deputy Soto and Toyota of Cool Springs will donate a check for $150 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as chosen by Deputy Solo.

The Natchez Trace Bridge has been the site of several suicides over the past few years prompting citizens and community and government leaders to speak out and take action.

Most recently emergency call boxes were installed at either end of the bridge in August.

If you or a loved one is thinking about suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) at 1-800-273-8255. The NSPL provides 24-hour, free support to those in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources for you or loved ones.

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