Author: Jim Dudley and Doug Wyllie

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Some members of the public have put themselves in harm’s way to help an officer survive a deadly situation. We’ve seen incidents in which an officer is struggling with a resistive subject—and potentially on their way to losing that fight—when a Good Samaritan appears seemingly out of nowhere to help bring the suspect under control. We’ve seen citizens race to help an officer wounded in a gunfight. We’ve seen citizens pull officers from burning patrol vehicles. We’ve even seen citizens help officers end a high-speed vehicle pursuit. In this podcast segment, Jim and Doug discuss the ways in which police supporters can render assistance, without getting in the way of an officer’s own tactics.


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