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    Ok ,so here I go again with another situation that I had That many of you may think was a dumb move.

    After the 6:20 am story that I just told last week where I admitted to be a real stupid thing to do,I wanted to share something that was not real smart but had a possitive outcome..

    In my early 20s I was on my porch with a girl just talking and having a beer, I did not have a firearm on me, I left that in the house. Just Oc spray.. I noticed a police officer talking with two black males (Please dont Imply that im a racist because I mentioned black male, if they were white or chinese Id say the same) When the officer went to cuff one of the males, The other jumped on the cop and now he was in a stuggle. I ran down to help the officer who was alone. When I got there I grabbed the one off the cop allowing him to get his gun out and order them both on the ground. As soon as back up came, I started to walk off. At that point back up tried to grab me. The officer I assisted said "He's ok, he just helped me out". I just walked back home right away. To this day I dont know what happened or what the deal was... lol, I remember my mom saying I was dumb cause I could of been stabbed or shot, and thats true, But It was a spur of the moment thing..

    Has anyone esle had a similer experience, and if you would of seen the same thing what would you do? Is it worse for a citizen to get involved? I guess it depends of the situation..
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    Good man, in my opinion. I've heard a lot of stories of stops going bad, and I've talked to a lot of officers who know of other officers or have themselves had those experiences. Back a few years ago I took part in a "citizen's police academy" and came to understand why a lot of the behavior of officers in traffic stops happens, down to little details I'd never noticed. To this day I take a peek at traffic stops I drive by just to make sure. You never know.
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    Depends on the situation but I've been there before. I pulled two guys off a cop many years ago and I actually was hurt a little bit... Kicked in the family jewels... But it was the right thing to do and I'd do it again in a heart beat. Btw, those two bg's were trying to get his gun. I hate to think what would have happened if I hadn't helped.
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    Yeah it's hard to watch someone get taken over, Thats the last thing I remember saying to the girl I was with was what if they get a hold of his gun, she was telling me not too.. Im sure most people if not all would have done the same. Its a risk, but I couldnt live with the fact if I just watched.. At that time I was strong as i did a lot of power lifting and general bodybuilding.. Im not trying to sound like a big shot, believe me I know a bullet goes through muscle lol...

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    Ah, I managed to find it. The saga of Officer Brian Harrison and the man who saved his life, Perry Stephens.

    http://www.theshootist.net/2009/01/o...-perry_12.html
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    Philospohically, I think you did the right thing by helping. From a tactical point-of-view, I'm not sure that I have the experience to say anything about "how" you did it.
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    You acted. You helped. You survived. The officer not only survived, but continued to accomplish/do his job and arrest the BG's. I'm sure he appreciated your assistance, even if it was unsolicited. As far as I'm concerned you did GOOD!!! Too many would have stood by and just observed without trying t help. I'd have to live with myself IF I were ever in that situation and did not assist. Just sayin!!!
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    Some folks are genetically wired to help when help is needed; some folks aren't. Apparently you are wired correctly. Some might say your actions were foolish, possibly, too, even the officer you helped, but I bet he appreciated it and remembers you to this day.
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    Good job!
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    I actually had a Salem Police Officer tell me that he hoped if he was ever in a situation where BG was getting the upper hand, that an Licensed Carry Citizen would stop and help him out. I had actually not considered that before,

    Good for you for stepping in. It must be awfully scary to be alone when the SHTF.
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    Sometimes a man has to do what a man should do.

    You did well as evidenced by how it turned out.
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    I expect them to stayout of my buisness, and I will stay out of theirs.
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    You should be proud of yourself, you did the RIGHT THING.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Hawkeye_ View Post
    I expect them to stayout of my buisness, and I will stay out of theirs.
    Wow, nice guy. Hope you never need help from the police...just sayin
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    I think that your actions were justified. Cowards feel stronger when they outnumber others. By you evening the playing field probably saved his life and I am sure he is grateful for your quick selfless actions. BZ!
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