BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two Maryland State Troopers are being hailed as heroes for preventing a suicide Monday afternoon.
According to the State Police, a man called the Westminster Barrack around 5 p.m. Monday, reporting that he got some text messages from his wife saying she was contemplating suicide.
The only information regarding her location was that she was at the Liberty Reservoir on Rt. 26 at the Carroll/Baltimore County line.
Trooper First Class Adam Fiorentino and Corporal Brett Stoops responded, locating the woman’s car on the shoulder of Rt. 26. The began an immediate search of the wooded area between the road and the water.
Reaching the reservoir, Trooper First Class Fiorentino found the woman lying under the water.
He rescued her from the lake and determined she was unconscious, but still breathing. He carried her up a steep incline through the woods to the shoulder of the road, where EMS personnel had arrived.
The woman was transported to the hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.
“The actions of TFC Fiorentino and Cpl. Stoops exemplify the commitment and dedication to duty exhibited by members of the Maryland State Police and allied law enforcement agencies every day,” First Sergeant J. Michael Knight, assistant commander of the Westminster Barrack, said in a statement. “Lt. McCrory and I are proud of them and their actions that saved a life and upheld the highest traditions of the Maryland State Police.”