Defensive Gun Use

“Good Samaritan” with a Concealed handgun permit wounds suspect who was shooting at police

6 Apr , 2021  

Here is yet another instance a civilian with a concealed handgun permit to help police.

Fresno, CA, March 24, 2020 

. . . Officers tried to pull over the car, but the driver refused to stop and sped off. The driver led police on a short chase and ended up crashing near Valeria and Grant.

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Armed Citizens help stop attack on Las Vegas Police Officer

8 Feb , 2021   Video

“I would like to take a moment to remind everyone the dangers of this job, of being a police officer,” said a representative for LVMPD during a press briefing from the scene, “and to thank good citizens that step up and help us in our time of need.”

Joyce Lupiani, “Police: Officer, citizens shoot man after alleged screwdriver attack near gun range,” KTNV Channel 13 (Las Vegas), February 3, 2021.

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“Good Samaritan” legally carrying gun shoots man attacking Arizona state trooper

13 Jan , 2020   Video

“Thank you because I don’t know if my trooper would be alive today without your assistance,” Arizona DPS Col. Frank Milstead said.

The attack occurred in Tonopah, Arizona. The video above is from two different news stories on the rescue. From KABC:

An Arizona trooper trying to help a motorist in a rollover crash was shot in an ambush-style attack by a random suspect, who was then fatally shot by a Good Samaritan driving by.

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Armed Citizen legally carrying a gun provides “critical” help to wounded Missouri Police Officer, possibly stopping criminal from “doing more harm.”

20 Jun , 2019  

 

An armed citizen and his companions came to the aid of a female police officer who had just been shot with her own gun. She was escorting an inmate to a mental health evaluation when he made a struggle for the firearm.

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that Trenton, Missouri Police Officer Jasmine Diab was shot in her abdomen just after 3 p.m.…

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Concealed handgun permit holder hailed as hero for coming to aid of Cicero, Illinois police officer

18 Sep , 2018   Video

UPDATE: It is now clear that the good Samaritan is the one who wounded the criminal who had shot the one police officer four times and was shooting at the other officer. The video that provides that information is from CBS Channel 2 in Chicago.

Original: From the Chicago Sun-Times:

A man with a concealed-carry license was commended for coming to the aid of Cicero police who were engaged in a shootout with a man who shot and wounded an officer near the Stevenson Expressway Thursday, authorities said.

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Woman who uses her gun to save officer’s life is being sued by criminal’s family for wrongful death

29 Apr , 2018  

In February 2017, we posted links to news stories discussing how a woman named Kystie Jaehnen had come to the aid of an officer who was being beaten by a criminal.  Sergeant William Halbig, President of Laughery Valley Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, posted this account of what happened:

The suspicious person was parked in a elderly persons yard for an extended period of time, blocking her driveway, and creating a road hazard.

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Concealed handgun permit holder stops attack on Utah Police Officer, “helped save the officer’s life”

5 Feb , 2018  

This past Friday a concealed handgun permit holder rescued a Springville, Utah police officer who was being beaten by a man.  This is just one of many similar cases.  From Fox News:

. . . Derek Meyer told FOX13 he was driving by the area when he spotted the police lights and saw Anderson attacking the cop.

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Sheriff says that woman with permitted concealed handgun “thankfully saved” deputy sheriff’s life

6 Dec , 2017  

A sheriff’s deputy was assaulted by a homeless man after the deputy had given the man a ride to try to help him out.  The deputy was in the process of giving the man some money when the deputy was attacked.  Fortunately, according to the Atlanta Constitution, a “bystander stopped her car and shot the suspect,” with her wounding him and saving the deputy sheriff’s life.  …

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Video of Black Florida Concealed Handgun Permit Holder Saving life of White Sheriff Deputy

19 Mar , 2017  

This video was obtained from KHQ Channel 6 television.

On March 15th, 2017, the Florida State Attorney’s Office released a video of Ashad Russell, a Florida resident with a concealed handgun permit, fatally shooting another man, Edward Strother, who was attacking a Lee County, Florida Sheriff Deputy Dean Bardes.  Prosecutors had cleared Russell of criminal charges on February 15th, 2017.  …

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Six Defensive Gun Uses by people legally carrying guns over 6 days, permit holder protected law enforcement officer

23 Feb , 2017  

Case involving law enforcement officer being protected: Rising Sun, February 20, 2017, CBS Channel 4 in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indiana State Police say a Moores Hill man was killed by a person who witnessed the man fighting with an officer.

The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Monday in the 8300 block of State Road 56, west of Rising Sun.

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