Two former military police officers come to aid of attacked Kingston, Ont., cop

The Canadian Press
June 09, 2017
By The Canadian Press
KINGSTON, Ont. — Police in Kingston, Ont., say two retired military police officers came to the aid of a city cop after he was allegedly attacked by a wanted man.

They say the officer was on bicycle patrol on Wednesday afternoon when he recognized a man with three outstanding warrants and approached him.

It’s alleged the 46-year-old attempted to flee and when the officer moved to stop him, he grabbed the officer and wrestled him to the ground.

Police say as bystanders filmed the attack on their phones, the two former military police officers — one who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and one in Bosnia, and the other who did one tour in Afghanistan — rode up on their motorcycles.

Investigators say the pair got off their rides and managed to pull the accused off the injured city cop.

The man is charged with assaulting police, resisting arrest, and breach of probation.

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0 #1 Michael Ackermann, M 2017-06-16 17:43
Good to see citizens accepting responsibility and coming to the aid of police in need.

There would be a lot more of this and a lot less bystander cellphone effect if our government actively promoted age-appropriate self-defence and military cadet style training among our youth.

As it is, we are told, "don't get involved, just call 911 and wait for the authorities".

I say that we are all each-other's protectors and with training there is no need for non-uniformed citizens to be passive bystanders when instead we can be a helpful resource in time of need.

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