Police officers are often the only line of defense standing between us and someone trying to hurt us, and they willingly put their lives on the line every day to protect our communities from harm.
One cop in Florida recently exemplified why we’re so proud and supportive of police officers when he rescued a woman who had been shot at her home.
Body camera footage showed the heroic moment when a deputy with the Volusia Sheriff’s Office ran toward the home in the midst of gunfire, picked up the wounded woman and carried her to safety.
The woman had been shot by her husband, Emmanuel Rosada, after he locked her and their children inside their home because his wife was trying to leave him, according to authorities.
Rosado’s wife “said that she had asked her husband to leave, but he refused and kept breaking into her bedroom where she had gone to seek refuge,” the sheriff’s office said, according to ABC News. “Several minutes into the (911) call, a scream was heard and then the line went dead.”
Deputies on the scene reported hearing a man’s voice from inside the house, shouting, “You’re going to die tonight!”
The man allegedly shot his wife with a 9 mm handgun, according to the sheriff’s office, but she managed to make her way out of the house where she screamed for help.
That’s when the heroic deputy jumped into action and helped the wounded woman get away from the house and into the safety of a neighbor’s home.
The woman told the deputy that her children were still inside the home, and a short while later, the cop could be seen taking the kids to safety.
Rosado eventually surrendered to authorities and has been charged with three counts of attempted first degree murder for the shooting of his wife and for two deputies who came under fire during the incident.
Watch video footage of the heroic moment here:
Heroic moments like this happen every day, but they are often unappreciated, unnoticed or overshadowed by media reports of how cops are supposedly power-hungry monsters.
This cop and the vast majority of police officers in this country risk their lives regularly in this type of situation for people they usually don’t even know. They answer our calls for help without a moment’s hesitation, and society has rewarded them by dragging their names and reputations through the dirt.
It’s up to us to recognize, support and applaud our community heroes for their incredible bravery and protection.
H/T The Daily Caller
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