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Alabama Deputy Meets Man Who Held Umbrella for her During Funeral Procession

As the procession for 44-year old Sergeant WyTasha Carter passed in the pouring rain, a man was seen sheltering a deputy standing at attention and saluting.

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Nurse Came to Aid of Wounded North Carolina Officer Left for Dead on Country Road

Local news outlets reported Trooper Daniel Harrell’s patrol cruiser had a dozen bullet holes in the windshield, as well as front-end damage.

Inmates in Work Detail Came to Aid of Collapsed North Carolina Deputy

Chief Deputy Larry Guyton of the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office said "it means a lot to law enforcement" that the inmates stayed at Smith's side and rushed to get him help. They even flagged down a passing motorist and asked him to call 911 for help.

New York Man Attacks Sheriff, Good Samaritans Intervene

Wyoming County (NY) Sheriff Gregory Rudolph was driving to work when a man began to tailgate him, flashing his lights. Sheriff Rudolph pulled over to see if the other driver needed assistance. That's when Rudolph came under attack.

Florida Man Accused of Shooting Officer with AK-47 Says He "Didn't Mean to"

Investigators said Roberts has pulled a gun on officers during two other past incidents earlier this year and has a violent past.

Crowd Records Violent Confrontation, Good Samaritan Comes to Officer's Aid

A Dallas man rushed to aid an officer involved in a violent struggle with a resistive subject—while other bystanders stood aside and captured video of the incident on their mobile phones. Steve Mabry was driving past the unidentified officer and the subject as the man was trying to take the officer's TASER.

Crowd Records Violent Confrontation, Good Samaritan Comes to Officer's Aid

A Dallas man rushed to aid an officer involved in a violent struggle with a resistive subject—while other bystanders stood aside and captured video of the incident on their mobile phones. Steve Mabry was driving past the unidentified officer and the subject—identified as 30-year-old Tetus Powell—as the man was trying to take the officer's TASER.

Video: New Jersey Officer, Good Samaritan Save Two Women from Burning Car

Body camera video shows an officer with the North Brunswick (NJ) Police Department cutting the seatbelt of a driver at a crash scene and then attempting to forcibly open the wrinkled car door to extract her and another female passenger.

Washington Man Helps Officer Take Down Robbery Suspect

“I pulled over there real quick, I jumped out, ran over, the officer was on his back trying to hold the guy down, and there were no other officers around,” Joe described. “I jumped in there, held him down, was able to get him off the officer, and then we got him cuffed and threw him into the car.”

Illinois Officer Shot at Traffic Stop, Civilian Shoots at Suspect

"We were luckily (sic) enough to have a citizen on the street who's a concealed carry holder and he also engaged in gun fire with this offender who was struck one time and was taken to Cook County Hospital," Supt. Chlada said.