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Video: Ohio Officer Under Attack Aided by Civilians

July 01, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Ohio Officer Under Attack Aided by Civilians

Two Ohio men rushed to help a police officer under attack by a "dangerous criminal" Saturday.

Officer Christopher Keene spotted 41-year-old Charles Cole just after 3 p.m. while Franklin police were searching the area for a suspect who had just burglarized a nearby home.

Franklin police Lt. Brian Pacifico told the Dayton Daily News Keene spotted Cole and attempted to talk to him.

"Male turns to run, officer Keene goes to give chase, the male turns around, where he punches officer Keene in the face twice," Pacifico said. "Male jumps on top of officer Keene and fight went from there. They rolled around for a minute."

Seconds later, Benjamin Lawson, 33, and Levi Miniard, 19, ran over to help the officer subdue his assailant.

Tags: Civilians Helping Officers, Franklin (Ohio) PD, Assaults on Officers


Comments (3)

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David Tonello @ 7/1/2014 4:47 PM

Thank you Benjamin Lawson and Levi Miniard! You are good people!

Renee @ 7/2/2014 5:00 AM

There really are good civilians willing to assist LEO's in apprehending the bad guys! Not everyone is ready with their videos to just record and talk crap.

Terry f. Zech @ 7/2/2014 2:16 PM

Thank goodness there are still good citizens that will assist their police officers thank you gentlemen

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