March 17, 2017
It began when a sheriff’s deputy was trying to arrest a suspect.
The suspect, Edward Strother, was being pursued by Deputty Bardes.
At one point during the chase, Edward pulled over, exited his vehicle, and began attacking the Deputy.
He managed to gain a full mount position on the Deputy and continued the attack.
Much to the deputy’s good fortune, a passerby happened to see the situation and pulled over to intervene.
He happened to have a concealed carry permit and was armed at the time.
He aimed his weapon at the attacker, giving him a chance to stop harming the deputy.
The attacker would not relent, however.
The deputy, struggling underneath, pleaded with the good samaritan, “please shoot him!”
That’s when the samaritan opened fire, killing the attacker immediately and saving the deputy’s life.
Witnesses can be heard clapping in the video.
As for the good samaritan, he has been hailed as a hero by the sheriff’s department.
Needless to say, he will not be facing any charges.
We can only refer to him as the good samaritan because he wishes to remain anonymous, though police departments from around the country have thanked him.
A statement posted to the department’s Facebook page after the incident reads as follows:
“In a day and age where race is a near instant focus for the media and other pundits in police incidents, the fact is that this hero happens to be a man of color who stopped another man of color from further harming or killing a white cop; thereby reminding us that black lives matter, blue lives matter, and indeed all life matters.”