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Knife Attack at S.C. Traffic Stop

A Clarendon County (S.C.) Sheriff's deputy was forced to shoot a man who attacked him with a seven-inch butcher knife while he was citing a speeder during a traffic stop. Read the full story here.

August 30, 2012

Comments (12)

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Richard Jellicoe @ 8/30/2012 4:37 PM

Good reaction time and good shot

RICHARD @ 8/30/2012 5:41 PM


Tschako @ 8/30/2012 8:59 PM

Outstanding reflexes and response, especially for a situation coming "out of the blue". I didn't hear the double tap I was hoping for :o)

coolhandluke @ 8/31/2012 4:12 AM


easysixoezero @ 8/31/2012 10:04 AM

Yes, yes, yes. Well done, officer.

Rick @ 8/31/2012 12:58 PM

Dumb crook brought a knife to a gun fight! Good response Deputy; hopefully this guy goes away for a long time.

Bob@Az. @ 8/31/2012 10:18 PM

Kudos Deputy!! Fantastic response to a totally unexpected attack from the off side. Would have this man at my back anywhere, anytime! Sheriff, thanks for backing your Officer, a rare occurence these days. Bues, Stay safe & alert.

kristof.wanderer @ 8/31/2012 10:49 PM

Great response to such an unexpected attack! This guy needs to spend some time behind bars. Glad you were not injured.

Ima Leprechaun @ 9/2/2012 3:59 PM

Anybody that has had training against a knife attacks knows a suspect with a knife is far more dangerous than someone armed with a gun. A knife attacker can close the distance between you and him faster than someone can draw a gun. I applaud the Deputy for quick thinking by moving backwards giving him time to keep some distance between the two of them and draw his gun. Backing up probably saved the Deputy's life and I am glad the deputy was unhurt by the suspect. The Deputy followed his training and it saved his life.

James @ 9/5/2012 8:14 AM

Great job Deupty! Quick thinking, expert reation to the situation.

Random @ 9/11/2012 4:47 AM

Umbrella trick didn’t work. Glad the officer is OK.

cherry @ 10/3/2012 10:21 AM

we have to be more aware then ever in these times,it appears that threats are all around us. good job s,c, sheriff make it home always to youre family.

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