On Wednesday, July 22, Texarkana Arkansas Police Officers Corporal Kyle Beach and Officer Alan Johnson responded to a residence on Mary Street in reference to a 911 call of a possible suicide attempt. When Officers arrived they met with a resident, who called for police assistance. The resident advised Officers that his roommate had recently threatened suicide and was unable to find him inside the house. Officers then asked to search again as they are trained on these types of calls. The 2nd search subsequently led to the discovery of his roommate, a 23yoa male, located inside a closet with a tight string around his neck, hanging unresponsive and not breathing.
Corporal Beach and Officer Johnson using a pocket knife cut the individual down and laid him on the floor. The Officers then administered CPR for several minutes and were eventually able to revive the subject. LifeNet arrived and transported the individual to Wadley Hospital for further medical attention. From this incident the individual suffered minor physical injuries.
If it were not for Cpl. Beach and Officers Johnson's eagerness and compassion to help the family the subject would not have been located and more time would have passed ensuring the end of this individual's life. Corporal Beach and Officer Johnsons actions in this incident are to be commended. Their timely response and investigation led to this subject being located and revived. Both Corporal Beach and Officer Johnson were nominated for a special commendation by the Patrol Commander Capt. Mark Lewis.
Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at http://www.txkusa.org/arkpolice.
Officer Kristi Mitchell
Public Information Officer