Driver Attempting Suicide Rams Himself Into Sheriff’s Deputy

22 year-old Richard Holsendorff
22 year-old Richard Holsendorff

A driver attempting to kill himself almost claimed the life of an Escambia County Sheriff’s Deputy on Monday.

Deputy Terry Hammock was conducting a vehicle escort and traveling south on Scenic Highway at approximately 1:05 pm when he was struck intentionally by a vehicle driven by 22 year-old Richard Holsendorff.

When apprehended at the scene, Holsendorff stated that he intentionally collided head-on with Deputy Hammock in an attempt to commit suicide.

Criminal charges are being investigated by Florida Highway Patrol.

Deputy Hammock was transported to a local hospital for observation.

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