Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from all the memos, feminism, and North Korea nonsense. Remind ourselves there’s still some good left in this world, like this chap who stepped in to help out a police officer being attacked by a crazed street wanderer.
A Utah police officer who was being attacked on Friday was saved by a passerby with a concealed pistol, officials said.
Derek Meyer was driving by the area when he spotted the police lights and saw [the suspect] attacking the cop. Meyer turned around and pulled out his pistol.
Meyer aimed the pistol at Anderson and yelled at him to stop attacking the officer. Anderson bolted from the scene as responding officers arrived. The officer suffered a fractured eye socket and lacerations around his eye.
Cpl. Cory Waters of Springville Police told FOX13 Meyer’s quick action helped save the officer’s life.
“Had he not been in the right place at the right time, who knows what would have happened,” Waters said. “But he definitely stopped the attack from continuing and becoming much worse. He might have even saved either one of their lives. It could have gone really bad, even for the suspect.”
“[I didn’t do it] to get any extra attention or to have people talk about me or anything I did,” he told the news station. Meyer added that he’s sharing his story because there aren’t enough “good stories from responsible, gun-owning people.”
Kudos to this guy for stepping in. He did the right thing. It’s worth noting that, had he not been armed, getting involved could have also led him to a fate of brutal face fisting. And if he hadn’t been armed he may not have gotten involved at all, leaving the situation to escalate.
Despite all the negative coverage from gun control advocates, guns are clearly a helpful tool when it comes to safety. Brains are also helpful tools in dangerous situations. Pity the left hates both: