Woman jumps on attacker's back to rescue injured officer, police say

Woman jumps on attacker's back to rescue injured officer, police say

Vickie Williams-Tillman, 56, was in her vehicle early Sunday morning when she saw a man violently beating an officer during a traffic stop, according to Baton Rouge police. The officer saw drug paraphernalia inside the auto of 28-year-old suspect Thomas Bennett during a traffic stop, per police.

"Ms. Williams-Tillman was able to help hold off the assailant until other officers arrived". "You don't think about the risk".

"I could see in his eyes he needed help", she told The Advocate. She immediately used the patrol car's radio to call for backup along Airline Highway before jumping on the suspect's back. He allegedly tried to grab the officer's gun as well.

Williams-Tillman, the officer and Bennett were all taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Along her way, she noticed an officer on the side of the road, arguing with an angry-looking man. "The call that she made saying that our officer is out here fighting, that was big". Jackson was killed in a deliberate attack on law enforcement along another police officer and an East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy. The police officer Billy Aime suffered wounds to his head, and Williams-Tillman injured her wrist. At that point, Williams-Tillman chose to step in.

Unilever rejects £111 billion offer from Kraft Heinz
The company is the world's fourth-largest consumer goods company by sales, with revenues previous year of €52.7 billion. Kraft Heinz (KHC) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after making a $143 billion bid for Unilever (UL).

Monday afternoon, Mayor-president Sharon Weston Broome held a special press conference to honor Williams-Tillman for her courageous actions. "It was just instinct", she says, adding, "God led the way". "Ms. Williams-Tillman is a hero and demonstrates the true meaning of loving God and loving your neighbor", Mayor President Sharon Weston-Broome said in a statement.

Bennett faces charges including aggravated battery, disarming a police officer, battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, and drug possession.

Soon after the incident, Officer Amie was reunited with Williams-Tillman for a news conference.

"What Mrs. Tillman did is certainly not something we hear a lot", Weston-Broome tells PEOPLE.

At that point, additional officers arrived on scene and a Taser was deployed on Bennett. "For showing so much love and concern for one of our officers BRPD Salutes you".

Related Articles

  • Pence Looks to Reassure Ukraine, Baltics of US Support

    Pence Looks to Reassure Ukraine, Baltics of US Support

    Analysts say the cease-fire is unlikely to hold , given that the underlying causes for the conflict remain unaddressed. A Ukrainian soldier shows pieces of shrapnel in a crater left by an explosion in Avdiivka, Ukraine, Jan. 31, 2017.
    Matt Damon on his fake long hair: 'It was gross'

    Matt Damon on his fake long hair: 'It was gross'

    Direction by Yimou Zhang who brought House of the Flying Daggers to the screen uses numerous ploys that made that film exciting. Matt Damon attends the premiere of " The Great Wall " at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on February 15, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

    Roman Polanski wants to return to US

    Samantha Geimer, Polanski's then 13-year-old victim (she's now in her 50s), has repeatedly called for the case to be dropped. But, in 1978, he fled to France, convinced a judge was going to scrap the plea deal and hand him a hefty prison sentence.
  • Mariah Carey Confirms New Relationship with Bryan Tanaka

    Mariah Carey Confirms New Relationship with Bryan Tanaka

    She was spotted at a beach in Hawaii previous year in December, at a Christmas performance where the two were holding hands. It was rumored that Parker split from Carey due to her growing closeness with Tanaka.
    Key Brain Regions Found To Be Smaller in People With ADHD

    Key Brain Regions Found To Be Smaller in People With ADHD

    Hoogman points to other conditions where brain size differences are commonplace, such as major depressive disorder (MDD). Jonathan Posner, associate professor of psychiatry at Columbia University in NY , was not involved in the study.
    Texas officials say ICE detained immigrant inside courthouse

    Texas officials say ICE detained immigrant inside courthouse

    In late 2016, Gonzalez made three police reports alleging that she had been punched, kicked, and chased with a knife by De Avila. Immigration and Customs Enforcement declined to comment Wednesday to questions about the incident.
  • Sauber launch 2017 F1 auto  and Mercedes absolutely love it

    Sauber launch 2017 F1 auto and Mercedes absolutely love it

    Sauber has released the first images of its C36-Ferrari, which will be driven in 2017 by Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Werhlein. Although new rules can jumble things up at the top of the ranking, rule changes tend to favour larger teams.
    California Facing Most Powerful Storm of the Season

    California Facing Most Powerful Storm of the Season

    Rain and wind wiped out play in golf's Genesis Open at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles , where a eucalyptus tree cracked. Two people in a auto were rescued and four students on the bus were removed and taken to a school office, Mr Sherwin said.

    Is Branden Albert a fit for Giants if cut by Dolphins?

    The Dolphins also didn't really miss much of a beat in the regular season when Matt Moore took over for an injured Tannehill. He lost his starting job at defensive end in October and appeared in 13 games (five starts) for Miami in 2016.
  • Mark Zuckerberg Responds to the Rise of Trumpism

    Mark Zuckerberg Responds to the Rise of Trumpism

    One thing Facebook will try to do is suggest "meaningful communities". When in doubt, we always favor giving people the power to share more.
    Scott Pruitt, Trump's environment pick, gets Senate approval

    Scott Pruitt, Trump's environment pick, gets Senate approval

    They are are elected to represent their constituents' best interests, but instead voted to protect corporate greed. Pruitt as the attorney general in Oklahoma has sued the EPA and said he curtailed the agency's regulatory reach.
    Flu deaths on the rise in Idaho

    Flu deaths on the rise in Idaho

    Officials report this season's vaccine formula is not as effective as last year's, but more effective than others in the past. The vaccine takes up to two weeks to begin working fully, so getting the vaccine sooner rather than later is recommended.