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Citizen Involvement

PA Trooper Shot, Citizens Render Aid and Help Detain Gunman

“I would like to thank the EMS, the doctors, and medical staff that worked diligently to save the trooper’s life and on top of that the members from the community who stepped in and without hesitation assisted our troopers, not only the trooper who was shot, but assisted the other trooper with getting the suspect into custody.”

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Sheriff's Call to Shoot Home Intruders Prompts Reminders on Armed Citizens

Sheriff Bob Johnson's remarks at recent a news conference are tacit commentary on one of the most interesting outcomes of the de-funding and de-policing movement in America—record numbers of Americans are becoming first-time gun owners and defending themselves against rising crime.

TX Bystander Chases Down Fleeing Man for Deputies

A citizen take-down Tuesday afternoon in northwest Harris County, TX, helped deputy constables nab a man driving a stolen truck.

Earth, Wind, and Fire: Public and Police Response to Natural Disasters

The love and grace and kindness and compassion shown by police and citizens in the wake of natural disasters is a heartwarming reminder that the best in people is frequently found in the worst of times.

Good Samaritans Aid Virginia Officer Attacked at Traffic Stop

Two civilians in Virginia are receiving praise and thanks from the Virginia State Police Department for coming to the aid of a trooper who came under attack during a recent traffic stop.

6-Year-Old Girl Delivers Gifts to Rural NY Police Department

Officers with the Bath (NY) Police Department were visited by a six-year-old girl who wanted to give thanks to them for their service to the community, and give to them some tokens of appreciation she made by hand.

Washington Teens Come to the Rescue of Deputy in Jeopardy

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht and Auburn Police Chief Daniel O'Neil awarded five teenagers the Medal of Heroism—the highest honor a civilian can receive from the Sheriff's Office—for their act of valor when a deputy with the King County Sheriff's Office got into a violent confrontation with a suspected drunk driver.

Teenager Rescues Alabama Officer from Lake After Patrol Boat Sinks

Grady McClendon pulled a Tuscaloosa police officer to safety after the officer's patrol boat was pulled under water.

Florida Officer, Good Samaritan Resuscitate Apparent Overdose Victim

An officer with the Orlando Police Department was assisted by a Good Samaritan in reviving a person who had appeared to have overdosed on drugs.

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Metro DC Officer Stabbed, Good Samaritan Steps in to Help

An officer with the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department was stabbed multiple times on Thursday afternoon and a citizen who witnessed the attack rushed in to help get control of the suspect.

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