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Top 5 moments civilians rescued cops

By PoliceOne Staff

We hear stories every day about cops rescuing civilians; from car crashes, suicide attempts, hostage situations, burning buildings, and domestic disputes, law enforcement officers are there when people find themselves in some of the most dangerous situations — but every now and again, it's the cops who need rescuing, and we owe a big 'thank you' to the courageous citizens who find themselves in the right place at the right time who are willing to help.


Vegas man takes down suspect attacking cop

Meet Mike Elgas, the man who was dining at a Jack in the Box when he saw a large man overpower a Metro officer and sprang into action to save the officer's life. 


Good Samaritan saves officer from gang member

The man held down the documented gang member's hands when he saw the man attempting to grab the officer's gun.


Homeless man praised for helping SF officer under attack

The man intervened when he saw an officer being attacked by the woman she was trying to arrest.

Video: Homeless former gang leader saves cop

The homeless former Crip gang leader ran to the scene to pull the suspect off of the officer without time to think.

Video: Minn. man rescues cop from fiery crash

Reserve officer Paul Dial was trapped in his squad after it was hit by an SUV and burst into flames when 26-year-old Ryan Smith came to the rescue.



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