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Video: Armed Veteran Saves Life of Texas Deputy

February 05, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Armed Veteran Saves Life of Texas Deputy

Not thinking about his own life, a local Marine Corps veteran jumped into action and stopped a man from reaching a Bastrop County, TX, deputy's gun as the suspect pummeled the officer during a struggle last month, reports the Austin American-Statesman.

"Freeze!" Scott Perkins yelled as he pulled out his concealed handgun, pointing it at the suspect.

"I'm alive today because of him," Deputy Dylan Dorris, 23, said, reflecting on the events surrounding a disturbance call outside a Bastrop County gas station Jan. 16. "There are no words to explain it. He's such an outstanding citizen. He's here for our country, our community, and you really feel the love."

Perkins' actions caused the suspect to leave Dorris and flee, before he was detained and taken into custody by another deputy and Dorris shortly thereafter.

Kenton Desean Fryer, 32, of Arkansas, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault of a public servant, taking an officer’s weapon, evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, and driving while under the influence with a child under 15.

The department plans to honor Perkins with a sheriff’s commendation for his efforts to help Dorris.


Comments (5)

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EODK9Trainer @ 2/6/2016 2:15 AM

Nice job Marine.

J.Johnson @ 2/6/2016 7:45 AM

Outstanding, just outstanding, great job. We need more stories like this as I know there are plenty of people that have risked their lives to step in to help Officers in need. Of course these headlines are not as sensational as portraying Law Enforcement in a bad light and are shown less frequently in the main stream news media. Another example of an ARMED citizen preventing a crime by the use of a firearm. Thanks again to this man, Marine and fellow Texan and you gotta love that moustache....

John retired IA PD @ 2/7/2016 9:09 PM

Thanks for being a great American Scott Perkins.

C. Nelsen @ 2/8/2016 12:54 PM

Thank you Scott for your example - we are ALL proud of you and your service - in and out of the Marines...your mother must be EXTREMELY PROUD of you as we ALL are!!!

Robert Broadbent @ 2/12/2016 2:04 PM

Excellent job and the Marine has done his service proud. Well done.

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