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Thank goodness for the VERY gun friendly state of Arizona (NO permit required for either open or concealed carry). Probably saved this Highway Patrolman's life.

http://www.azcentral.com/story...ar-tonopah/96481168/


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Awesome outcome, Thank You Good Samaritan!!


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I said a long time ago, we are in this together. Good shoot!


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Good outcome. Awkwardly written story. I think it happened like this... the badguy was in a rollover accident in which his female companion was ejected from vehicle and then had the good sense to attack a state trooper trying to help him ? Wtf?
 
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I said a long time ago, we are in this together. Good shoot!


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Interesting that the Governor's statement didn't mention the good samaritan Eek

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A man traveling to California came to the rescue of a wounded state trooper who was struggling with the gunman who had shot him on an isolated stretch of Interstate 10, authorities said.

The man, who was with his wife, stopped his car when he came upon a rollover accident and saw the struggle, according to Col. Frank Milstead, Arizona Department of Public Safety director.

The trooper told the man he needed help, and the man returned to his car, got his gun and fired at the assailant when he refused to listen to orders to stop and back away, Milstead said.

The man who shot the trooper was dead, as was a woman who had been ejected from the vehicle, Milstead said.

Milstead said the trooper, a 27-year veteran, was in stable condition after being shot in the right shoulder and chest. His wife and other troopers were with him at the hospital where he was scheduled to undergo surgery. The trooper's name was not immediately released.

He was going to be "OK after some recovery," Milstead tweeted earlier Thursday.

Roberts: This is a gun story to celebrate on Interstate 10
An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper was shot on Jan. 12, 2017, at the scene of a rollover accident on Interstate 10 near Tonopah. Mark Henle / The Republic

Milstead spoke at a Goodyear hospital where the trooper was taken, and DPS Capt. Damon Cecil provided details from the scene of the shooting, west of Tonopah and about 40 miles west of downtown Phoenix.

Milstead said the trooper was responding to a shots-fired call at milepost 81 about 4 a.m. after a caller said a car in the freeway median had fired a shot at his vehicle.

As the trooper was heading west, he came across a rollover accident at milepost 89. The car involved was registered in Arizona.

"We believe the suspect was in the rolled-over car, but it hasn't been confirmed," Cecil said.

The trooper was settling down flares in the pitch dark when a gunman "ambushed" the trooper at the scene, shooting him. The wound affected the trooper's gun hand, but the trooper continued to physically fight the man, Cecil said.

Milstead said the civilian saw a man on top of the trooper, pounding his head in the pavement, and asked if the trooper needed help.

The civilian, who also was not identified, shot the man and then used the trooper's radio to call for help, Milstead said.

Medical helicopters flew the trooper, the gunman and the woman ejected in the rollover to the Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear.

The Buckeye Police Department also posted their wishes for the trooper's speedy recovery on a department social-media account.

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers this morning for our Trooper that was shot. Looks like he will be okay after some recovery @Arizona_DPS
— Col. Frank Milstead (@frank_milstead) January 12, 2017

@Arizona_DPS the @BuckeyePolice wishes your Trooper a speedy recovery. We are thinking of your Troopers and family's today.
— Buckeye Police Dept (@BuckeyePolice) January 12, 2017

I-10 to remain closed as investigation continues
Law enforcement vehicles were parked outside the Abrazo

Law enforcement vehicles were parked outside the Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear on Jan. 12, 2017. (Photo: Alessandra Luckey/The Republic)

Officials said that nearly 100 semitrucks had to be backed out of the area as the investigation expanded.

A detour for local traffic was set up using 411th Avenue. ADOT suggested State Route 85 and Interstate 8 as alternate routes for travelers passing through the area.

Truck driver Kenny Dunn said he was driving westbound on the Interstate 10 when the traffic came to a standstill.

Dunn said an official came by his window and said, "Hang tight, it's going to be awhile."

He said he saw smoke coming from a rolled-over vehicle and a maroon unmarked DPS car in the middle of the freeway.

He said he learned that a DPS trooper might have been injured and shortly afterward saw a helicopter swoop in and take off. Another helicopter came and took off after 10 minutes, he said.

During this time, his truck partner, Lawrence Weakley, 40, was asleep, but Weakley was awakened by Dunn and told what had happened.

"It sounds tragic," he said. "Officers flew by (Dunn) to respond. Everyone responded immediately. It's overwhelming."

Their truck was the last of nearly 100 trucks that had to be backed out of the area as investigators worked to expand the scene.

Gov. Doug Ducey issued a statement Thursday morning.

“We are so relieved to hear this brave officer is safe, and will recover,” Ducey said. "This incident is another reminder of the risks that the men and women who wake up each morning and put on the badge take for our state. A courageous officer who puts his life on the line to protect our communities — and the fast-acting first-responders whose efforts were responsible for getting him to safety, doing for this officer what our cops do for our state every day.
“I urge Arizonans to join me in praying for a quick recovery for this brave officer and thanking everyone who, through their actions in real time, showed our officers exactly what Arizona means when we say: ‘You have our backs — and we will always have yours.’”




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I said a long time ago, we are in this together. Good shoot!
Well said, sir.


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I pray for the officer's speedy and full recovery as well as the good samaritan's mental well-being (the few people I know who have used lethal force in defense of a 3rd party needed many, many months of therapy).

My biggest surprise, is this story was picked up by CNN.



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My biggest surprise, is this story was picked up by CNN.
Just trying to offset their 'fake' news stories.


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Well done. I certainly hope that, G-d forbid, if I am ever in that same situation, I have the confidence and courage to act as well.
 
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Yep, the Governor really stepped up, didn't he?


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Here's the irony of it all. The good samaritan was an Arizona resident headed for California. His actions save the life of the DPS trooper. If this happened 100 miles further to the west across the political line that divides Arizona and California, his actions would've been illegal.




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Here's the irony of it all. The good samaritan was an Arizona resident headed for California. His actions save the life of the DPS trooper. If this happened 100 miles further to the west across the political line that divides Arizona and California, his actions would've been illegal.


Why?



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Why?

Because of California's laws on firearms and transporting firearms. In Arizona a loaded firearm can be carried concealed and in vehicles without a permit. In California, which does not recognize any other states concealed carry permits and is a may issue state with many municipalities refusing to issue permits, a loaded firearm cannot be kept in the car. The firearm and ammunition must be kept separate and the firearm in a locked case separate from the passenger compartment.




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Why?

Because of California's laws on firearms and transporting firearms. In Arizona a loaded firearm can be carried concealed and in vehicles without a permit. In California, which does not recognize any other states concealed carry permits and is a may issue state with many municipalities refusing to issue permits, a loaded firearm cannot be kept in the car. The firearm and ammunition must be kept separate and the firearm in a locked case separate from the passenger compartment.


Nowhere in the article did it say the Good Samaritan had his weapon loaded in his car. It said he want back and retrieved it, which could have simply been opening the trunk, inserting a loaded magazine, and racking the slide. That scenario is perfectly legal in California.

Sure, California sucks relative to surrounding states, but it is not New Jersey or Washington D.C.



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Mexican illegal immigrant drug addict who was shot dead by hero passerby after his 'ambush-style attack' on Arizona state trooper

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...d-hero-passerby.html

A motorist who was shot dead by a hero passerby after he had 'ambushed' an Arizona state trooper has been identified as a known drug user and illegal immigrant from Mexico.

Leonard Penuelas-Escobar shot trooper Edward Andersson twice on an interstate west of Phoenix, before he was killed by a Good Samaritan passerby on Thursday.

Penuelas-Escobar, who was believed to be under the influence of drugs at the time, shouted in Spanish at the 27-year department veteran before shooting and beating him in an 'ambush-style attack'.

The 37-year-old drug user was in the country illegally and is believed to have once worked as a Mexican police officer, the Department of Public Safety Director Frank Milstead said on Monday.


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Why?

Because of California's laws on firearms and transporting firearms. In Arizona a loaded firearm can be carried concealed and in vehicles without a permit. In California, which does not recognize any other states concealed carry permits and is a may issue state with many municipalities refusing to issue permits, a loaded firearm cannot be kept in the car. The firearm and ammunition must be kept separate and the firearm in a locked case separate from the passenger compartment.


Nowhere in the article did it say the Good Samaritan had his weapon loaded in his car. It said he want back and retrieved it, which could have simply been opening the trunk, inserting a loaded magazine, and racking the slide. That scenario is perfectly legal in California.

Sure, California sucks relative to surrounding states, but it is not New Jersey or Washington D.C.


You are correct, however I'm glad the Samaritan was in Arizona when this occurred. Am I wrong in thinking this could be a far more expensive and potentially messy situation if this were to happen in CA, both from criminal and civil view?




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Any of the anti law enforcement anti gun liberal states. A recent refugee seeking asylum in Arizona from the people's republic of New York I can tell you this scenario would be far less likely to unfold in NY and even if helping the officer was absolutely the correct thing to do, I would expect years of NY legal trouble for the citizen, starting with confiscation of all firearms from the Good Samaritan and a long costly legal battle to recover them.
Never mind civil litigation , probably from the ejected woman's surviving child or some nonsense
 
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update:
http://www.azfamily.com/story/...y-grand-kids-grow-up





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http://www.azfamily.com/story/...y-grand-kids-grow-up


Thanks for the update bendable! That was God's intervention that day, and I am not a religious man, but to his grandkids that was a miracle.



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