Yet another case where a concealed handgun permit holder saved a police officer

13 Jan , 2017  


These cases just don’t get national news coverage.  A concealed handgun permit holder saved a police officer who was being ambushed in Arizona at I-10 in Tonopah (January 12, 2017).  From the UK Daily Mail:

When he started to block lanes and put out flares, a suspect ambushed him, opening fire then physically attacking him.

The trooper was shot at least once near his chest and fought to the ground by the suspect. The man was on top of the officer and ‘getting the better of him,’ slamming the trooper’s head into the pavement.

That’s when the passerby spotted the altercation and asked the officer if he needed help. The officer said yes, and when the suspect ignored the passerby and continued attacking the trooper, the Good Samaritan shot him dead. . . .

More on the story is available here.  A second case occurred last November 15, 2016 in Florida

A passerby shot and killed a person who was fighting with a Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputy on Interstate 75 Monday morning.

Deputy First Class Dean Bardes, a 12-year-veteran, was working a crash at mile marker 126 when the suspect came upon him, causing Bardes to pursue him at high speeds, according to multiple sources.

Bardes and the suspect exited their vehicles at the Corkscrew Road exit and a fight started, sources said. The suspect was armed, Bardes told his supervisors, according to sources.

The passerby, who had a Concealed Weapons License, exited his vehicle and told the suspect he’d shoot him if he didn’t stop beating the deputy, sources said.

After noncompliance from the suspect, the passerby shot the suspect three times, sources said. The suspect later died. . . .

Other examples from last year are provided here.


6 Responses

  1. Don Pastor says:

    Don’t you love it when a plan comes together?

  2. Joseph Pierce says:

    I am a convicted felon who also is rehabilitated for the last 28 years.I have not been given as much as a parking ticket.My life is nothing at all like my old life.I wish there was a test or something that could afford me my rights back so I could carry a hand gun.

  3. Glock19orFN5.7 says:

    Also depending on what your felony was certain states allow drug conviction felons to posses weapons

  4. […] holders regularly save the lives of police officers.  Recent cases include: Indiana on February 20, 2017; Arizona on January 12. 2017; Florida on November 15, 2016; Pennsylvania on February 10, 2016; and […]

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