Police officers will often rush into dangerous conditions to help save or protect citizens from harm.
On Sunday however, it was the citizen who rushed into a threatening situation to save a police officer.
The courage of Vickie Williams-Tillman is making headlines.
Here is the story (Per The Daily Caller):
Vickie Williams-Tillman was headed to Walmart when she saw 28 year-old Thomas Bennett hitting an officer with his baton, reports KSDK.
“I could see in his eyes he needed help,” said Williams-Tillman. “You don’t have time to think about it … I did what God needed me to do.”
The officer came across Bennett sleeping in his car and saw drug paraphernalia. Bennett got out of the car at the officer’s request, but quickly became hostile, according to Baton Rouge police spokesperson Sgt. L’Jean McKneely.
Bennett took the baton from the police officer and proceeded to beat him with it. At that point, Williams-Tillman decided to step in. She jumped on Bennett’s back to try and hold him off after calling the police.
Her heroism was quickly recognized by the Mayor:
“Vickie Williams-Tillman epitomizes the true Good Samaritan. She reached out and offered a courageous and unconditional response to the officer. Ms. Williams-Tillman is a hero and demonstrates the true meaning of loving God and loving your neighbor,” Mayor President Sharon Weston-Broome said in a statement.