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Concealed Carry Veteran Saves Life of Deputy in Texas

Image Credit - JILLIAN BECK/ACN NEWSPAPERS

Image Credit – JILLIAN BECK/ACN NEWSPAPERS

Here is how this one goes down. A deputy responds to a call about a person driving erratically with a child in the car. The deputy fails to get the car to pull over and follows it to a gas station. At the gas station the driver fought with the deputy trying to avoid arrest.

At one point the driver attempted to wrestle the officer's gun away from him. This is when a Good Samaritan intervened.

It isn't your average Joe. Scott Perkins is a Marine who was deployed twice to Iraq. He drew his concealed firearm and told the driver to stop. This caused the driver to run. He was later apprehended.

Deputy Dorris credits Perkins with saving his life. In a time when so many people in the country have a negative view of law enforcement, the Bastrop county sheriff's office is feeling very grateful for this one citizen who did the right thing in stepping and helping.

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7 Responses to Concealed Carry Veteran Saves Life of Deputy in Texas

  1. Mark March 4, 2016 at 2:19 pm #

    Thank God for a GOOD GUY with a gun stepping in and doing the right thing.

    Retired Vet and Retired Deputy Sheriff from Colorado.

    • Gary Pfiester March 14, 2016 at 10:25 am #

      There are a bunch of good people out there. But Most are scared to interfere. They scared that there might be consequences if they get involved.

      • Arron March 14, 2016 at 11:43 am #

        Unfortunately that is true. To many people that defend themselves or others, that legally own and carry weapons, are pounced upon by law enforcement.

  2. Gary Ferraro March 14, 2016 at 10:23 am #

    How very quite the anti 2nd amendment Lib kooks suddenly are to a story like this.

  3. Doug March 14, 2016 at 10:30 am #

    The good guy that has a carry permit helped save the day again.

    Carry permit holder from Idaho

  4. james Alexander March 15, 2016 at 10:35 pm #

    The marine did the right thing. I am sure he would have help the deputy even without his firearm, because he is a marine. Good job to both the deputy and marine.
    I am a Vietnam vet noncombat/radar tech. Retired UCLA police sergeant, retired Master sergeant USMC and permit holder Illinois. Note in 1982: I took a gun off of drug user who was shooting up the UCLA hospital ER. I got a UC State Police medal of valor.

  5. james Alexander March 15, 2016 at 10:37 pm #

    The marine did the right thing. I am sure he would have help the deputy even without his firearm, because he is a marine. Good job to both the deputy and marine.
    Retired UCLA police sergeant, retired Master sergeant USMC and permit holder Illinois.

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