Good man with a gun saves Arizona Trooper

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    An Arizona State Trooper responded to a traffic accident and was shot by a suspect then, while down, was beaten by the suspect. The trooper called for help. A passing motorist stopped, retrieved his gun and, after severals warnings to stop beating the Trooper, shot the suspect dead.


    Motorist with gun kills man beating Arizona state trooper - CNN.com
    An Arizona trooper who had been shot and was being beaten by a man with a pistol was saved Thursday by a motorist who killed his attacker, authorities said.

    The man who came upon the scene warned the suspect to stop striking the officer, but the man continued, said Capt. Damon Cecil, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, said.
    The good Samaritan got a gun from his car and shot the suspect, who died at the scene.
    The trooper, a 27-year veteran, was shot in the chest and shoulder. He is in serious and stable condition, Cecil said.

    Col. Frank Milstead @frank_milstead
    Thanks for the thoughts and prayers this morning for our Trooper that was shot. Looks like he will be okay after some recovery @Arizona_DPS
    8:26 AM - 12 Jan 2017

    Col. Frank Milstead, director of the public safety department, said he would like to thank the man who stepped in. "I don't know that my trooper would be alive today without his assistance," he said, according to CNN affiliate KNXV.

    Unusual circumstances
    Public safety spokesman Bart Graves said the incident began with the trooper responding to report of shots fired from the median of an unlit, rural section of Interstate 10 near Tonopah. The officer came across a vehicle that had rolled over and got out to investigate. While the trooper was setting flares, the suspect shot him.
    It was not clear where the suspect was when the officer pulled up.
    Milstead said at some point the suspect started beating the trooper, who was unable to use his right arm to defend himself. That's when the motorist pulled up and opened fire on the suspect.
    "It's fairly rare" that citizens who come to the aid of law enforcement officers use deadly force, Cecil said.
    Another motorist who stopped used the trooper's portable radio to call in the shooting.
    The conversation between that driver and the dispatcher was very businesslike, Cecil said.
    "Hello. Officer down, officer down outside Tonopah. Come in, please," the man says, according to audio archived on Broadcastify, which streams radio communications between emergency responders. "He's in real bad shape. Please send air support, helicopter, please."
    He tells the dispatcher there are two other people who are down in an "unknown condition."
    Cecil praised the motorists who stopped to help, saying, "They were calm, determined."
    A woman who was ejected from the vehicle died at a hospital, authorities said.
    Authorities didn't release the names of the people involved in the incident, which occurred after 4 a.m. near mile marker 89, west of Tonopah. That city is about 50 miles west of Phoenix.
     
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    Because of the war on police it is up to armed citizens to come to their defense when necessary.
     
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    slow clap

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    One dead asshole, one new American hero. What a great day!
     
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    Pretty sure there is another thread on this.

    The trooper is out of surgery and stable.

    The perp is dead.

    The Good Samaritan is a hero.
     
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    Agreed and to be ready to render that defense at a moment's notice.
     
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    good news story

    another average person

    makes the tax payer relief shot

    and also saves an officer ta boot

    such a better story to read this morning then how the

    fuck the police democrats on the hill are fighting tooth and nail

    to keep their "cops as pigs" painting on the wall

    (they even called the police to help them) --LOL imagine that
     
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    I looked just in case and didn't see it although I do not doubt you are correct. If so, a mod can merge them.
     
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    If blacks can have cops as pigs painting, why can't the college also have a blacks as monkeys painting.
     
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