BASTROP, Texas — Not thinking about his own life, a local Marine veteran jumped into action and stopped a man from reaching a Bastrop deputy’s gun as the suspect pummeled the officer during a struggle earlier this month.
“Freeze!” Scott Perkins yelled as he pulled out his concealed handgun, pointing at the suspect.
“I’m alive today because of him,” Deputy Dylan Dorris, 23, said Wednesday, reflecting on the events surrounding a disturbance call outside a Bastrop County gas station Jan. 16. “There are no words to explain it. He’s such an outstanding citizen. He’s here for our country, our community, and you really feel the love.”
Perkins’ actions caused the suspect to leave Dorris and flee, before he was detained and taken into custody by another deputy and Dorris shortly after.
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