Gloucester Deputy Saves Woman’s Life by Lifting Vehicle Off Her Head After Crash: ‘Tremendous Act’

A Gloucester deputy stepped into action saving the life of a woman whose head was pinned underneath an overturned car Tuesday in a heroic act.

Deputy J. Holt 
Credit: Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office


The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office commended Deputy Jon Holt for his “tremendous act” in a post on Facebook, saying that Deputy Holt  “responded to an overturned vehicle with an entrapment. The driver was laying underneath the vehicle with her head pinned by the sunroof.”

The Sheriff’s Office explained, “seeing the trauma her child was witnessing, Deputy J. Holt went into overdrive. Through sheer will and determination due to fearing the female may succumb to her circumstance in front of her panic-stricken child, Deputy J. Holt took quick action and was able to physically lift the vehicle up enough for the driver to maneuver her head out to safety.”

The GCSO shared a portion of Dep. J. Holt’s body camera video as it captured this tremendous act.