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Armed Citizen Saves Cop at Texas Trailer Park

September 02, 2012  | 

Screenshot via KHOU.
Screenshot via KHOU.

A Good Samaritan with a good aim is credited with saving the life of a small-town cop who was under fire.

Vic Stacy, 66, was inside his trailer at the Peach House RV Park in Early, Texas, roughly two hours southeast of Abilene, when he heard gunfire. One of his neighbors, Charles Ronald Conner, had shot and killed two neighbors.

The first officer on the scene, a sergeant from the Early Police Department, also came under fire. Conner, armed with an assault rifle and hiding behind a tree, began to fire at the officer. Stacy came out of his trailer and saw the officer was pinned down and wouldn't have a clear shot.

Read the full KHOU story.


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Comments (16)

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[email protected] @ 9/2/2012 7:56 PM

Very nice shooting Mr.Stacy. Your accuracy at that distance is truly amazing! From all of us who live and work with the "Thin Blue Line", THANK YOU!

Capt David LASD Retired @ 9/3/2012 8:02 AM

A Texan?? That's right, they have no problems owning a gun in Texas or carrying concealed....good work..

Jason Barnes @ 9/3/2012 10:02 AM

I wish there were more details on the pistol used by the hero, and how he shot. Offhand? Braced? Prone? At any rate, multiple pistol hits at 50 yards (50 yards!) show remarkable skill and remarkable coolness under stress. Fine work!

Morning Eagle @ 9/3/2012 1:01 PM

Outstanding job by a courageous armed citizen! This is a perfect example of ONE of the reasons we have the Second Amendment, so responsible armed citizens are able to take action when necessary to protect others from the vermin in our society. And a good thing about Texas is that Mr. Stacey is being called a "Good Samaritan" rather than labeled as a vigilante taking the law into his own hands, as he would be in some other parts of the country. Incidents such as this one should get much wider publicity.

Patrick Meyer @ 9/3/2012 1:54 PM

@ Jason Barnes; the news link to this article shows Mr. Stacey demonstrating for the news crew, bracing himself over the hood of a camper. They also stated it was a .357 pistol.

denali @ 9/3/2012 8:16 PM

Mr Stacy isn't a Good Sam, he's a hero, don't leave your cave w/o 'your club' , every home should have atleast 1 handgun and everyone knows how to use it

FireCop @ 9/4/2012 4:32 AM

Good thing this didn't happen in Chicago...citizens aren't allowed to have handguns in Chicago. How's that working for ya? Be safe.

Larry @ 9/4/2012 6:10 AM

Thanks for disregarding your personal safety and saving our brother officer. You are indeed a hero. One more for the 'old timers'. We still rule. God Bless you and your family. Be safe. Larry

Dean @ 9/4/2012 7:54 AM

Jason Barnes,
(not that it matters)
Mr. Stacy used a 357 revolver and was standing braced over the hood of his vehicle.

Tim @ 9/4/2012 10:27 AM

A true Texas hero. Now if every citizen would act like Mr. Stacy then we would have a lot less officers killed by gunfire every year.

John @ 9/4/2012 10:50 AM

Whoooo-yah Vic Stacy! Ah the great state of Texas!

walter lee @ 9/4/2012 12:31 PM

Hooray for us Seniors.

DaveSAM25G @ 9/4/2012 11:43 PM

Now this is a guy you want backing you up for sure...Had a older gentleman! WWII VET, 92, kill a intruder with single shot in Kentucky with a 22 Rifleā€¦"Any gun in the hands of a warrior like these two is not threat to anybody - except the bad guy...

We are blessed to have them! Go into the three (L's) Listen-Learn-Live!

R. G. Montgomery @ 9/6/2012 8:10 AM

I see three truisms here:

1. Decent people like 'cops' (a catch all term in this use).

2. Armed citizens are typically more of an aid to cops than a hazard.

3. Don't mess with an old man with a sixgun.

S.S @ 9/25/2012 12:37 PM

Good job and way to go Mr. Stacy. I wish there were more citizens out there like yourself. And Texas is the GREATEST state here in the U.S. Proud to be a Texan.

Spurwing Plover @ 10/10/2013 1:54 PM

Thats to a good samaratent and armed citizen a police officer will return home to his wife and kids and a mad dog killer will never again stir upon the earth

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