A video of a New York state trooper wrestling with a crazed criminal revealed the dangers our law enforcement officers face on a daily basis.
The video, captured by an eyewitness back in February 2017, caught the scene that unfolded after what began as a traffic stop on New York’s Southern State Parkway in Long Island.
WABC-TV reported that the trooper pulled over a vehicle near Exit 19S and a struggle ensued.
When the trooper tried to arrest the driver, the driver began driving away with the trooper hanging from the window.
The car eventually crashed into a median, and that’s when the eyewitness began recording.
The trooper, who was inside the car at this point, wrestled the driver out of the car. His face was bleeding, but he never let go of the driver.
While the two men scuffled in the road, two other motorists — one of them wearing a cowboy hat — rushed to the scene and helped the trooper subdue the man.
“A couple good Samaritans hopped out of their vehicles, when the officer got the guy, the suspect, out of the car, and as he tried to get him restrained, two good Samaritans came out of their car and held the guy down,” a witness told WABC.
Talk about heroes.
Fox News reported the driver, Kyreem Kelly, 29, was originally pulled over for texting while driving.
He was then hit with a litany of charges that include aggravated assault upon a police officer, second-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment and resisting arrest.
The trooper was treated at a hospital for head injuries and was expected to make a full recovery.
This video shows how relentless and brave police officers must be when pursuing some criminals.
Kelly wasn’t going to give up easily, and this trooper faced multiple dangers during the fight.
Thank goodness they have the strength to persevere, and thank goodness for the good Samaritans that came to his rescue — we need more people like them in the world.
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