A dramatic case of a couple of civilians coming to the aid of two sheriff’s deputies:
The Good Samaritans described as protecting Whatcom County deputies during a gunfight, said they were fully prepared to injure the suspect in order to defend themselves, their families and the deputies.
Two Whatcom County Sheriff’s deputies were shot during a confrontation with Joel Young during a gunfire exchange in a residential neighborhood in Peaceful Valley on Thursday. Jesse Marshall and Cody Deeter live down the street from Young, who on Friday was charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and is being held on $5 million bail.
“He stepped out, with a gun, being a threat. I’m a veteran. I’ve been to combat. I know how to handle it, it’s not fun,” Marshall said.
He and Deeter were working on building a wooden bench on Thursday when they heard gunshots. . . .Christine Pae, “Neighbors protected Whatcom County deputies injured in gunfight,” King Channel 5 (Seattle, Washington), February 11, 2022.
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