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NYPD Cop Jams Finger In Gun's Hammer, Stops Assault

October 09, 2011  | 

Photo: NYPD.
Photo: NYPD.

A quick-handed NYPD sergeant likely saved his own life when he stopped a man's revolver from firing by sticking his right ring finger between the hammer and cylinder.

The incident began when Sgt. Michael Miller, a 13-year veteran, and Officer William Reddin pulled over a speeding vehicle in Brooklyn at about 4 a.m. today.

The officers pulled over the Lincoln Town Car near Quincy Street and Malcolm X Boulevard, and saw one of the passengers adjust something in his waistband as they approached the vehicle. During a pat-down search of one of the men, Sgt. Miller found a gun and asked the subject to put his hands behind his back.

Suspect Eugene Graves, 30, then attacked the officer, pushing a .38 revolver into his stomach. Sgt. Miller stopped the gun from firing with his finger, which was broken in the encounter. Graves was arrested, and his companion fled.

Source: New York Daily News


Comments (3)

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Tom REt @ 10/10/2011 6:38 PM

I'm surprised the suspect is still alive.

Morning Eagle @ 10/11/2011 12:38 AM

Thought that only happened in movies or training films. Excellent reaction mixed with a little luck. Too bad the "suspect" survived the encounter.

Janet @ 10/11/2011 12:19 PM

The Police Academy Training has taught you a lot such as quick thinking and very attentive to your surroundings. There is one less criminal on the streets.

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