David Marshall

Recipient - Citizen's Award of Merit
May 2, 2016

Mr. Marshall serves as a security guard for Schaad Detective Agency.

On February 9th, 2016 at approximately 11:00 p.m., Marshall was conducting a sweep in the York Kia lot when he noticed a vehicle in the lot with a hose running from the tail pipe to the rear window of the car. Marshall radioed for assistance, and then made contact with the vehicle’s occupant. Marshall engaged the occupant in conversation, and learned that the occupant was distraught over recent life events and was in the process of taking his own life. Marshall was able to coax the individual from the vehicle while awaiting the arrival of emergency personnel.

York City Police investigated, and found that the subject had parked his vehicle in the lot to camouflage it from the public, and was finalizing the details of his suicide when discovered by Marshall. Marshall was able to bring about a positive result by intervening it was would surely have been a tragic outcome.

Nominated by Captain Timothy R. Utley, York City Police Department

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