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#LASD and #LVMPD - Two Agencies, Hundreds of Miles Apart, Saving One Life

As Law enforcement agencies we are in the business of saving lives, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department collaborated last week to save a distraught Facebook user. Social media is used for many things, one of which caught the attention of a concerned user. A Lancaster Sheriff’s station dispatcher received an unusual call on August 1, 2018, from a third party regarding a male adult attempting to commit suicide on Facebook. This happened at about 9:16 P.M., the caller stated there was a person broadcasting “LIVE” and appeared to be hurting himself in an apparent attempt to end his life. The caller believed the person transmitting on Facebook was a Lancaster resident and provided limited information.