There is a cop that lives down the street from us, that you can see at the end of a shift sometimes he has been through something.
There are not that many jobs, even now, where you clock in knowing that you might not be clocking out.
This is why some of the crap that people give the police is absolutely astounding to me.
Anyone who doesn’t think police officers have a dangerous job is living in a bubble. Because police officers never know what they’re up against, they always have to be on watch and vigilant. When problems arise, what do people do? They call the police.
That means officers have to be ready to defend themselves against violent people all while navigating dangerous situations. And sometimes police officers get hurt.
After the police sergeant tried to give the homeless man some money, the man became violent. He lashed out at the Good Samaritan police officer and began striking him in the face.
Because he was not expecting his act of good faith to turn so quickly, the police officer was not prepared. The homeless man continued to lash out at him and injure his face.
Thankfully, a female bystander happened to be there. She witnessed the violent suspect pummeling the policeman’s face. She rushed out of her car and because she was legally carrying a handgun, she took a shot.
The fired round sent the violent suspect running. As he fled the scene of the violent crime, the female bystander aimed and fired another bullet at the homeless man. In the end, her bullets hit the suspect at least one time. And Sgt. Harkness couldn’t be more grateful that she took action to help him.