Iraq War Veteran Saves State Trooper From Drug Dealer.
Usually while driving down the Highway a pulled over vehicle is a hassle. It slows down traffic, as many people nosily look to see what is going on. In this case, it was a good thing that Marine Veteran, Darren Phillips, was paying attention to the pulled over vehicle. To his surprise, he saw a State Trooper wrestling with the driver he had pulled over.
Phillips sprung to action he pulled over his rig and ran to the Officer’s aid.
“I put my brakes on, and I jump out and by this time, the trooper is on his back and the guy is on top of him. The trooper saw me running over and as soon as I got up to him, he says, ‘He’s going for my gun.’”
Phillips noticed that the Officer and the man were both grabbing for the service weapon. So he spared no time and took care of the threat.
“So I just came around behind him and just reached around and put my arm right there and I held it with my other hand and I stood up and I just went back,” he said. “And as I came back, he just came back with me and just fell right on top of me.”
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“I did two tours in Iraq and I never had to put a chokehold on anyone,” he told the station. “That’s the craziest thing I’ve ever done.”
Phillips, a Utah native, was a Marine for 12 years and in The Army National Guard for 14 years.
“The Wyoming Highway Patrol said on Facebook that suspect Dustin Roberts, 36, of McKinleyville, Calif., tried to disarm the trooper after being stopped for a speeding violation.
Troopers found 74 pounds of marijuana and some cocaine in his vehicle, officials said.
Roberts was charged with drug possession and interfering with a peace officer and booked into the county jail. His bond was set at $125,000.”
“I was just happy to be in the right place at the right time,” said Phillips. “Anything I can do for those guys who put their life on the line every day for us, I’ll do any time.”