An undersheriff with the San Juan County (CO) Sheriff's Office was shot through the cheek as he sought to prevent a woman from taking her own life on Tuesday morning.

According to KUSA-TV News, Undersheriff Steve Lowrance was transported to a nearby hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery.

The woman—identified as 30-year-old Amanda Christine Maes—was also transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.