Deputies credited with saving life of inmate

(Port Huron Township) Two St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Deputies received a lifesaving award Tuesday from Sheriff Mat King.

According to Sheriff King, on October 29th shortly after 5:30 p.m., Deputies Richard Rodriguez and Kent Porter were at their station inside the jail when they observed an inmate climbing over a railing of the second floor of the inmate unit.

Corrections deputies believe the inmate had the intent to hang himself with part of a bed sheet. The deputies rushed up the stairs and were able to pull the inmate through an opening in the railing before he could harm himself.

Sheriff King said he was proud of the work by the deputies and for going above and beyond the call of duty to save the inmate’s life.

The inmate was checked by medical staff at the jail and was placed under suicide protocols.