18 Sep , 2018

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

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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29 Apr , 2018

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

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.

5 Feb , 2018

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

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.

6 Dec , 2017

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

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.  …

19 Mar , 2017

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

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.  …

23 Feb , 2017

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

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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13 Jan , 2017

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


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.

11 Feb , 2016

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Concealed handgun permit holder in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania saves police officer from mob attack

Upper Darby, Pennsylvania police are grateful to a concealed handgun permit holder who stepped in and kept an officer from harm by a mob of 40 to 50 high school students.  The first officer suffered “significant hand injuries” and a second officer who came to rescue the first officer suffered “a major injury to a leg.”  The first officer was in real danger significantly greater harm before the permit holder intervened with his permitted concealed handgun.  …

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29 Jan , 2016

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Sheriff’s deputy says “I’m alive today because of [concealed handgun permit holder]”



Bistro County is located just a few miles east of Austin.  From today’s Austin Statesman:

. . . “Freeze!” Scott Perkins yelled as he pulled out his concealed handgun, pointing at the suspect.

“I’m alive today because of him,” the deputy, 23-year-old Dylan Dorris said Wednesday, reflecting on the events surrounding a disturbance call outside a Bastrop County gas station Jan.

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19 Jun , 2015

Concealed Handgun Permit Holder saves Life of Police Captain who was being attacked by man high on crystal meth


From Inside Edition (July 27, 2016):

Cpl. Michael Wheeler of Ohio’s Mt. Vernon Police Department owes his life to a brave civilian who stepped forward with a drawn gun.

Wheeler said he was being attacked by a homeless man who later acknowledged to officers that he was high on crystal meth.