Saturday, November 19, 2016

Support is Out There

  • A driver who attacked a Florida sheriff's deputy Monday morning was shot and killed by a bystander who warned him to stop beating the officer, according to a report.

    The incident began at around 9:30 a.m. when the Lee County deputy tried to make a traffic stop on Interstate 75 in Estero. Instead of complying, witnesses said the driver took off, reaching speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. The deputy chased the suspect onto an exit ramp, where a witness said the suspect got out of his car and assaulted his pursuer. Shanta Holditch told WZVN that the suspect pulled the deputy out of his car and "just kept beating him and beating him ... throwing him to the ground and punching him in all different directions."

    At that point, WINK reported, another driver got out of his car and ran to the scene. He told the suspect that he'd shoot him if he didn't stop beating the deputy. "[He] refused to get off the officer and the officer kept yelling, 'shoot him, shoot him, shoot him,' Holditch said. When the suspect didn't stop his attack, the third man shot him three times. The deputy was not hit. The suspect later died.
And the County Sheriff was so thankful for the Good Samaritan, you'll never guess what he did:
  • A bystander who shot and killed a man who was attacking a deputy near a southwest Florida highway has been given a new gun to replace the one he used in the shooting.

    The Lee County Sheriff's Office tells the News-Press the bystander had a concealed weapons permit and ordered 53-year-old Edward Strother to stop attacking the deputy before opening fire along Interstate 75 in Estero on Monday.

    Officials have called the shooter a good Samaritan. The sheriff's office is not naming the bystander because the incident is under investigation. No charges have been filed.

    With the shooter's gun impounded as evidence, local gun shop owner Mark Williams says he reached out to offer the man a replacement firearm. Sheriff's deputies accompanied the shooter to the store to pick up the handgun Tuesday.
Nice job.

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40 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why I tell citizens all the time to get a CCL. If shitheads keep robbing people and get their heads blown off they might learn.
Plus with active shooters, terror, and increased crime some extra six shooters on the street wouldn't hurt.

11/19/2016 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the best part....the offender was black. The Good Samaritan who shot the offender was also black. Suck on that one, blm.

11/19/2016 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A righteous citizen with a CCP can be handy to have around at times.

11/19/2016 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can imagine the story if this happens in Chicago. There would be things like,

John Doe of 123 Some Street was identified as the shooter.
Alderman Capone said that the shooter was irresponsible.
The victim of the shooting was trying to turn his life around. Crazee Dude, who is white, previously claimed the police were racially profiling him.
The Cook County Sheriffs Department raided the shooter's home this morning and seized an arsenal of weapons including two shotguns, a bolt action rifle and a pellet rifle. The shooter had a large amount of ammunition including deadly hollow point bullets.

11/19/2016 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for the responsible citizen with aCCW.
Good for the Sheriffs Department.

Can you see Dart doing anything like this?
Or Rahmbo?
How about Special Ed?

11/19/2016 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That something that will never happen in the Peoples Republic of Chicago!

11/19/2016 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Paul Kersey said...

Now THAT should be making EVERY News Broadcast.

Don't worry - no one in Chicago will pick it up.

"A citizen helps out a law enforcement officer, kills a criminal, and gets a gun for his efforts."

THAT sounds SO "wrong" at several levels to the reporters in Chicago, they would never be able to say that sentence.

11/19/2016 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I see a square deal all around.
But have to ask why the original officer
failed to use his weapon to stop the
matter.

Another case of fear of loss of job or worst jail.

Sad

11/19/2016 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fucking awesome

11/19/2016 02:41:00 AM  
Blogger Joebillybob said...

Somewhere Matt Damon is choking on his own words.....

11/19/2016 05:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Fort Myers and Lee County

11/19/2016 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outstanding.

An attack on a police officer doing his or her duty is an attack on all of us. If I ever found myself in a similar circumstance I hope my aim is true.

11/19/2016 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a great news story and I saw it on wls7 website, fox, cnn and then drill down to local coverage in Lee County. Even if our local media does not pick this one up, we live in a day and age where it will be seen in other places by anyone with a computer or TV. What the local media idiots choose to broadcast or not broadcast here does not matter anymore. They do not matter anymore.

11/19/2016 07:13:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Florida has many redeeming qualities.

11/19/2016 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One million cops out there........14 million and growing CCW holders.

11/19/2016 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As it should be. G-d bless this citizen.

11/19/2016 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that's CAPS in action! Thank you good citizen for helping!

11/19/2016 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless the "Good Samaritan" and Mark Williams for action and his support!

11/19/2016 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Good job by the citizen and God-Speed the Offer cars recovery.

But Wait!
No 72-hour wait before picking up the new handgun??

In Illinois, that would be necessary...


Illinois, Cook County and it's laws:


**FOID...REQUIRED-has of course, its fee.

**Name Check phone in...REQUIRED-despite you already having an FOID...has of course, its fee.

(Pause for the wait time if a purchase is initiated and despite the name check APPROVAL)

**IROCC...REQUIRED-having that FOID with its fee, including yet another name check before approval and...with of course, yet another fee. Which is usually TWO FEE'S: one for revolver qualification and another for semi-auto qualification.

**Cook County, per bullet fee for qualification ammunition.


OR-after stopping at the public range and paying a...

**range fee,
don't even consider stopping for lunch as the physically overweight County Board President Prekwinkle feels the insataible urge to bang your once again with a

**per ounce fee for that soft drink!

Everyone's got their hands in your pockets yet nobody's tickling your balls..

11/19/2016 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice Job👍🏼 I would have done the same to help our Proctectors! It's a Tough Job out there, be safe!

11/19/2016 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Concealed carry and Castle Doctrine made this possible.
Florida is leading the way in these areas.
Thank you Marion Hammer.

11/19/2016 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The way it should be. When an asshole attacks an Officer, capable citizens should not be in fear of offering assistance.
This citizen cannot ever be identified or he will become a target of BLM because, you know, Black Lives Matter.???
(Or is it Black Criminals Matter?)
Stay safe Officers.

J.J.

11/19/2016 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Very cool!

11/19/2016 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, in a area of Southwest Florida populated by many Chicagoans. I wonder if this will make the 2,5,7,9, or 32 news outlets here. Seems like a significant event. Maybe we can send it to the 2 Cook county sheriff hacks who did nothing while watching 2 15th Dist. POs fight with a shithead. They can learn something about being the Police.

11/19/2016 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Chicago/Cook County there would be a strong temptation to shoot the SoB, check on the officer and if he's OK, pick up your shell casings and just walk away, rather than deal with the A-Holes in the media and City Hall. Paul Kersey had it right for Dem controlled cities.

11/19/2016 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunate incident for the sheriff but great outcome. Excellent job by the conceal to carry permit holder. He should be awarded for his efforts.

11/19/2016 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job thank you for saving that officers life! On another note what a disgrace excuse this vulgarity fuck Hamilton cast shitshow disrespectful to the Vice President elect Mike Pence and his family who paid to see this crappy show:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/11/19/vice-president-elect-mike-pence-booed-at-hamilton.html

Nfl ratings are in the shitter, now Hollywood and Hamilton ratings will tank the people are tired of these "goofs" ruining the fabric of this once great country! They cannot get over the huge Trump victory and we the people have spoken!

11/19/2016 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuzzy feelings! Prayers to the Officer and Stay safe Officers!

11/19/2016 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is Fuckin Awesome! Thank You! Thank you!

11/19/2016 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is almost a heart-warming story, except for the fact that the cop submitted himself to the pummeling in the first place. Cop fine, bad guy dead, new gun, and the original gun will be returned eventually anyway. What's not to like?

And you betcha there are people out there looking out for you. Don't expect any help in "no guns" buildings though. Rahm has made clear that laws are meant to be disregarded, and some people have duly noted this, but they're not going to stick their necks out THAT far. No guns buildings are for defense of self and family only...

11/19/2016 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger Caribbean Chic said...

Fucking Beautiful

11/19/2016 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure why the officer in this case failed to use his weapon. The media whores were trying to discredit the deputy, looking into his back round on the job, but that seemed to disappear. I'm glad someone was there to help him in any case. I have a CCW permit and I'm glad I do. I'm just bummed I can't use it in Illinois when I come back to visit. Folks down here are tired of the BLM and the shit storm they try to pull down here. Stay strong, CPD! I have family on the job and I appreciate your service and dedication with the everyday crap you have deal with. Stay safe.

11/19/2016 01:22:00 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Back in the late 60's a small plain clothes copper was getting beat up by a large dude on the corner of Wells and Burton. He was calling for help. It was a very dangerous scene. None of us white people were armed but we did get the Dude off the cop and by then other cops had arrived. I wish I had been armed the guy would have been stopped much sooner. Just sayin......

11/19/2016 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job Good Sam, but here in Illinois I would be reluctant to lend a helping gun if I wasn't a cop. In the same scenario only here in Illinois a law abiding Good Sam (CCL holder) would have been booked and right now facing murder charges. Most likely 5 to 10 other felonies ranging from class 2 to 4.
God bless Florida and their justice system. Hope the officer is OK.

11/19/2016 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guy w/the CCW never should have had his firearm impounded in the first place. Good shoot by a CCW holder defending a fellow law-abiding citizen. Should have gotten a pat on the back, let the e techs pick up the brass, reholster, and go on with life...

Still, many kudos to to all who set him up with a new firearm and helped him pick it up... Even better, this guy was apparently at the range eh? Three shots - not 3 hots and a cot!

11/19/2016 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Now THAT'S a "feel good" holiday story that warms me down to my suddenly chilled core!

11/19/2016 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Michigan if it looks right, we CPL people likely have your back.

11/19/2016 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's where I want to live, the democratic city is gone

11/20/2016 04:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am honestly surprised by how many CPD coppers on this forum support citizens with CCW. 99% of CPD academy instructors are against CCW and believe ONLY police should have weapons. Personally I say arm every law abiding citizen to the teeth.

Burb copper

11/20/2016 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, Dart the Fart has held up approx. 6,000 CCLs due to minor arrests. You know, minor arrests that Prickwrinkle won't incarcerate you - but Sheriff Bad Toupe won't grant you a CCL. Time for the republicans to find a credible opponent against Toni & Tommy in two years!

11/20/2016 08:55:00 PM  

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