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Video: Civilian Driver Pursues Hit-and-Run Suspect Who Killed Cyclist

A civilian driver who witnessed the hit-and-run death of a female cyclist near the University of Indianapolis subsequently got into a hair-raising pursuit of the suspected assailant.

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Video: Truck Driver Stops Man Wrestling Wyoming Trooper

Darren Phillips knew he had to help. So, he stopped his 18-wheeler in the passing lane to help the trooper who was struggling with a suspect grabbing for his gun.

3 Honored for Assisting Connecticut Officer After Stabbing

Kidik was released from the hospital last week after several rounds of surgery and is expected to make a full recovery. But “without a shadow of a doubt,” Deputy Chief Joseph Buyak said, “had Ms. Marciano, Mr. Dixon and Mr. Casanova not taken the action they did, Officer Kidik would have died.”

Man with Cane Trips Armed Suspect Running from Ohio Officers

"Bill was at a west Columbus library with his granddaughter. He was waiting outside to leave when he heard police sirens. He tells us he looked around and saw a man with his hand in his waistband running toward him. More Here.

Video: Man with Cane Trips Armed Suspect Running from Ohio Officers

"Bill was at a west Columbus library with his granddaughter. He was waiting outside to leave when he heard police sirens. He tells us he looked around and saw a man with his hand in his waistband running toward him.

Wisconsin Officer Kicked Unconscious Making Arrest, Nurse Takes Down Suspect

While the nurse was checking on the sergeant, she realized Boomsma was beginning to fight with the officer again, and that Boomsma was yelling about having a knife in her pocket. The nurse was concerned that Boomsma was going to stab the officer or the unconscious sergeant, so she body slammed her and held her until an officer could handcuff her. More Here.

Video: Wisconsin Officer Kicked Unconscious Making Arrest, Nurse Takes Down Suspect

While the nurse was checking on the sergeant, she realized Boomsma was beginning to fight with the officer again, and that Boomsma was yelling about having a knife in her pocket. The nurse was concerned that Boomsma was going to stab the officer or the unconscious sergeant, so she body slammed her and held her until an officer could handcuff her.

Family Sues Woman who Shot, Killed Man Attacking Indiana Officer

Witnesses told investigators Holland was overpowering the officer, and that a witness shot Holland in the shoulder after fearing for the officer's life. First aid was administered but Holland was later pronounced dead at Dearborn County Hospital.

Video: Family Sues Woman who Shot, Killed Man Attacking Indiana Officer

Witnesses told investigators Holland was overpowering the officer, and that a witness shot Holland in the shoulder after fearing for the officer's life. First aid was administered but Holland was later pronounced dead at Dearborn County Hospital.

Video: Civilians Come to Aid of Arizona Officer in Struggle with Suspect

"I stood over his leg and lowered myself down a little to make sure he didn't get his foot up and kick the officer," said Erickson. "We then tried to grab his arm out from behind his back. Once we got his arms out, I asked (the officer) 'do you need me to hold his arms down so you can get your cuffs?'"