Good Samaritans Aid Del Norte Deputy When She Was Assaulted
Posted to the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Facebook page:
Open Letter to Today’s Good Samaritans,
Being a law enforcement officer means that sometimes you don’t get to go home at the end of your shift in the same condition as when you started it. It’s an unpredictable job that can escalate within a split second and present situations where the ability to make a good decision can literally mean the difference between life and death.
At about 430pm today, a Del Norte County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to the area of Lake Earl Drive and Genevieve Lane for a report of a domestic dispute.
While speaking with the two individuals involved, one of them attacked the Deputy and became highly combative. As the Deputy was defending against the attack and subduing the subject, several good samaritans stopped to help. The Deputy was assisted with placing the offender into handcuffs and another samaritan even stopped traffic to allow a safer, more controlled environment.
Instead of passing by, people within our community chose to stop. Instead of pulling out their phones, they chose to act. In a time where the national media tends to sensationalize the idea that law enforcement isn’t supported, today only affirms that here in Del Norte County, our community truly values theirs.
To the folks that stopped and offered assistance today during a time of need, I would like to give you the recognition that you deserve. Please contact me so I can express my appreciation in person.
You’re heroes in my book.
And to the deputy that answered that call for service, I hope you never forget how appreciated you truly are.