A Hamilton County Sheriff deputy was injured during the rescue of a suicidal subject in the early morning hours of January 8, 2015. Deputies Patrick Clennon and Eric Gilbert along with Sgt. Chris Jones were dispatched to the 500 block of Arthur Drive in the Homeplace area of southern Hamilton County shortly after 2:30am in reference to a possibly armed suicidal subject who was threatening to burn down a garage
while he was inside. When the officers arrived at the scene, they observed smoke and the glow of a fire from inside the garage. The officers forced entry into the garage and found an unconscious male who had to be carried out of the garage where medics could treat him.
During the rescue, Deputy Clennon inhaled a large amount of smoke and was having difficulty breathing.
He was taken to the hospital where he was treated and later released. The other two officers were not injured. The male subject was also taken to the hospital in stable condition due