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Nov 16 2016

CCW Holder Rescues Deputy From Maniac

This incident illustrates why police tend not to object to law-abiding citizens exercising their Second Amendment rights:

A passerby shot and killed a person who was fighting with a Lee County [Florida] Sheriff’s Office deputy on Interstate 75 Monday morning.

Deputy First Class Dean Bardes, a 12-year-veteran, was working a crash at mile marker 126 when the suspect came upon him, causing Bardes to pursue him at high speeds, according to multiple sources.

Bardes and the suspect exited their vehicles at the Corkscrew Road exit and a fight started, sources said. The suspect was armed, Bardes told his supervisors, according to sources.

The passerby, who had a Concealed Weapons License, exited his vehicle and told the suspect he’d shoot him if he didn’t stop beating the deputy, sources said.

After noncompliance from the suspect, the passerby shot the suspect three times, sources said. The suspect later died.

According to a witness, the deputy yelled “Shoot him, shoot him, shoot him” to the concealed-carrying good Samaritan. Hopefully no charges will be filed.

Local coverage.

On tips from seaoh, Rob E, Mr. Freemarket, Torcer, and Blackjack11.


  • MAS

    “illustrates why police tend not to object to law-abiding citizens exercising their Second Amendment rights”

    Police chiefs are another matter. Although many Sheriffs would agree, only the majority of line staff on both police and Sheriff’s departments tend to agree with the 2nd Amendment.

  • SNuss

    Care to bet that this story is buried deep in the news, if the Lamestream media covers it at all?

  • NotKennedy

    Good thing the samaritan was skilled in the use of his firearm and expect the officer or Sheriff’s department to reimburse for the cost of the ammunition expended during a moment of social justice and restoration of a safe space.

  • Mr. Freemarket

    “According to a witness, the deputy yelled “Shoot him, shoot him, shoot him” to the concealed-carrying good Samaritan.”

    Generally it is a good idea to comply with police orders.

  • 762×51

    According to Google, the Lee County, FL. Sheriffs department has 71 sworn officers. If charges are filed, I would bring in every last one of them and ask them if they have had a chance to review the police reports and witness statements in the case. Then ask them “Had they arrived on scene in the same manner as the civilian CCW holder, what would they have done differently?”. Somewhere around witness number 53, the jury is going to get the point.

  • TrojanMan

    I am sure the “victims” family will sue the shooter. Since the race of the perp was not in the article i will assume he was a member of the victimized minority.

    “He wuz a gud keid, he did-du-nufin. He wuz jus gadiated frum Havad.”

  • TrojanMan

    As long as the perp was black yes….

  • Gene

    But why did he have to tell him three times? At least he followed police instructions to the letter and shot the creep three times.

    Then you have the idiot professor saying that the shooter can be held liable depending on the criminals state of mind and the condition of the police officer. What a load of Sh@!. The Good Samaritan was not required to give the criminal a psychological exam to determine his mental state, nor is he required to give the officer a medical exam. These things have absolutely nothing to do with it, legally or otherwise.

    As for shooting the perp three times, I guess that depends on the gun the good Samaritan used. If he used a musket, reloading three times might be problematic. If he used a revolver, it was probably a good idea to stop at three so there would be some bullets left in case they were needed later. If the gun was a semi-auto like my S&W SD-9 with 16 rounds, then he should have been less stingy with his ammo and shared a few more rounds with the guy trying to beat a police officer to death. But like the idiot law professor said, I wasn’t there. So, I defer to the good Samaritan who did what the officer told him to do.

  • MAS

    It’s a small county in Texas .308, they’ll probably throw a BBQ at the award ceremony not prosecute. God bless em…

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  • SNuss

    You shoot only until the threat is stopped. I presume that is why no more shots were fired. Good job by the Samaritan.

  • SNuss

    But not if they were a “conservative”.

  • TED

    http://i.imgur.com/1q1dEwQ.jpg I put this line of subject material here as an example of FURTHER uses of your CCW!

  • Mr. Freemarket

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he was using a 9mm. While it has killed a lot of people, it is generally considered an underpowered round.

    As to the actions of the Good Samaritan…..good job.

  • 762×51

    The article says Florida, but in TX you may be right.

  • seaoh

    UPDATE: Man who was fatally shot by Good Samaritan while beating Florida deputy identified

    http://www.leoaffairs.com/featured/update-man-fatally-shot-good-samaritan-beating-florida-deputy-identified/

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    He just got out of Yale…………. now he’s looking for a yob

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  • MAS

    Duh, my misread…too broke to pay attention it seems.

  • 762×51

    Ha, after eight years of Obama who isn’t broke? Ok, George Soros, Bill & Hillary, all the campaign contributors, universities, Wall Street, government employees, unions, the media, his political advisors, Mooche Hell, Bernie Sanders, ok so just the working poor I guess.

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