Citizens that intervene to help their fellow man are to be given a lot of credit. They are what makes our system work.
Many Americans are now applauding one such citizen who offered aid in a moment of crisis.
Two female police officers were attempting to stop a man from entering a transit center in Tampa, FL. The suspect had been banned from the area for a year over past misconduct.
Instead of complying with the officers, the man became combative, and struggled with the two women when they attempted to apprehend him.
At one point he even reached for an officer’s gun and punched her in the face.
That was when transit supervisor Tim Martin swooped in to save the day. Everyone needs to see this:
Martin put a bear hug on the perpetrator to stop him from attacking the officers until more people could help pin the thug down.
Martin’s brave actions may very well have saved these officer’s lives, but the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) gave Martin some stunning news after the incident.
From U.S. Herald:
Martin was sent a letter from his employer saying that he was under investigation and might face disciplinary action.
HART spokesman Sandra Morrison said the reason for the letter was ‘there was a stretch of time we did not hear from our transit supervisor so I mean we don’t know if his life could’ve been in danger something could’ve happened, so we needed to know what had happened around that stretch of time.’
HART likely didn’t hear from Tim Martin because he was a bit tied up trying to stop a maniac from grabbing an officer’s gun.
This Good Samaritan should not be punished for acting in the best interest of others.
Thankfully, it looks as if HART will do the right thing and not reprimand Martin any further.
The Tampa Police Department is also planning to give this hero the treatment he deserves by offering him an award in the near future.
Do you think this man is a hero? If yes, please share his bravery!
Source: U.S. Herald