Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Armed Citizen Saves Police Officer During Violent Attack

Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood praised the efforts of licensed gun owner who came to the aid of a police officer who was surrounded by 40 or so kids on Friday. An officer was attempting to break up two teens involved in an altercation near Upper Darby High School in Upper Darby Township, Pa. when one of the teens attacked the officer. Soon after, the other teen began attacking the officer, and then a crowd that had gathered to watch the fight advanced on him as well. A resident of the neighborhood, and Right-to-Carry permit holder, became aware of the situation, retrieved a gun and confronted the mob. The resident was able to stop the group from attacking the officer until additional police could arrive.

Following the incident, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood told a local media outlet, “If it wasn't for the good Samaritan stepping forward, he'd have been dead meat… There's no doubt they (the crowd) would have attacked him.”

"He had the gun in his hand, but he didn't point it at the kids, he just told them to back off," Chitwood said. "If this guy didn't come out and come to the aid of the officer, this officer would have had significant problems."

One more example demonstrating that the mere presence of an armed citizen is a deterrent to crime.

The officer who initially broke up the fight suffered a significant injury to his hand, and another officer suffered a major leg injury when one of the attackers kicked him.

Read more at:
 (Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia, Pa. 02/10/16)

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