In the darkest time of your life there is somebody to protect you like an angel to comfort and heal you. All you need to do is have faith, trust and belief. Miracles do happen in life.
It was Mother’s Day weekend and Deputy Jon Holt was returning back from another call when he saw an SUV lose its control on the opposite side of the road and crashed. Fortunately he was there to immediately respond.
There was chaos when he reached the spot. The huge car was upside down and underneath was a woman’s head trapped. Her frightened children were crying for help. The mother in the car was finding it difficult to breathe.
Deputy Holt knew the only way to help was to lift the car but was not sure how he would do it all alone. He expressed he didn’t want a child to see their mom die. He had to be brave for the kids.
Deputy Holt’s body camera recorded the entire situation. His first try to pick the SUV that weighs around 4,000 pounds was unsuccessful. It was heartbreaking to hear the woman’s son continuously crying “Mommy”.
The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office would like to again recognize Deputy J. Holt on another unbelievable incident that occurred on May 7, 2021. As many know, Deputy J. Holt recently accepted both the local and regional Top Cop Awards from the Greater Hampton Roads Regional Crime Line on February 2, 2021 for his commitment to public safety after saving the lives of 2 individuals from a burning house on the afternoon of March 24, 2020. He wasn’t done! On May 7th, Deputy J. Holt responded to an overturned vehicle with an entrapment. The driver was laying underneath the vehicle with her head pinned by the sunroof. 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 would like to share a portion of Dep. J. Holt’s body camera video as it captured this tremendous act.Posted by Gloucester County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Deputy Holt gently persuaded the sobbing boy out of the car and he did something unbelievable. He lifted the car off the woman and she immediately started to gasp for air.
It is impossible for a man to lift such a heavy car but here God’s beautiful miracle did happen. It was like a magical moment. There are many incidents where Deputy Holt has performed an amazing rescue. He has done many heroic acts to which he earned the local and regional award of Top Cop 2020.
He does not take any credit for his actions instead humbly said by his side there must be a guardian angel. In his words, “I’m no hero. I’m just an average cop that gets put in extraordinary situations.”
Deputy Holt was truly an angel sent by God to save the mom from the horrifying tragedy.