If you would like to ask of me if I would act in favor of public peace or proper conduct, then pose a situation and I will answer. But my experience both in my native nation and here in this nation (as its public officials just in my 15 years here have devolved closer and closer to lawlessness) is that you are best to avoid all interaction with the police.
You stepped up and helped another person in need/danger. Thank you.
You did the right thing, and I'd like to think I would do the same.
As far as your statement above, and most of your other posts in this thread are concerned (I DO find your personal reasoning valid), all I can say is that I thought of OldVet's signature after I read it.
"Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep..."
You were a hero to that officer that night he is alive today because of your heroric action , he will always remember you... Eddie
I am willing to give the officer the benefit of a doubt that his arrest is justified. I believe that the far-fetched scenario you described above is extremely unlikely. I find it hard to believe that if I were fighting an officer's attacker, I would get shot by a backup officer because my shirt rode up and revealed my holstered weapon. Besides that, cops typically don't just start shooting two people that are fighting. If the scenario you described were really a valid risk, a plain clothes or off-duty officer should never intervene when a uniformed officer is in a struggle.
There is always an inherent physical risk in these types of situations, so each person has to make that call on their own. As far as being sued, personally, I value innocent life more than I fear law suits. Don't get me wrong; I hope that I never have to face a law suit for trying to save someone's life. But if I am called to do so, then so be it.
I believe you did the right thing. But I as a person believe we should help each other out. Especially protect those who are protecting you.
I think you should help out the police officer (if not dangerous).
Now if the suspects had guns too, get back in your house and call 911 for the cop and hope he does not get shot.
Yea i would help a officer out if needed too.
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