South Carolina Police Officer Savagely Attacked While Off Duty

It's no secret that law enforcement officers in America are hated by a significant number of people. However, there are still those of us who stand with them.

An example of this support took place recently in Spartanburg, South Carolina when a group of good Samaritans jumped in to rescue an officer who had been knocked unconscious by a knife wielding lunatic.

The officer, off duty at the time of the attack and serving as a security guard, was jumped out of nowhere by the assailant. The attacker slashed and punched the officer, knocking him unconscious.

Several employees and customers nearby leapt into action and were able to get the knife away from the attacker before he could do any more damage. The man fled the scene before the good Samaritans could subdue him.

After an investigation into the attack, it appears that the attacker planned to kill the officer to take his gun. He then planned to kill others and himself with the weapon. Fortunately, he was stopped.

Several of the bystanders who leapt to the officers aid are being awarded the Bill Barnet award for their heroics. We hope that this incident will inspire others to leap in and help out when they see an officer in trouble.

What would you do in this case? Be sure and let us know in the comments.

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