A 56-year-old grandmother saves an officer's life after being attacked by an outraged civilian
Sometimes the bravest of acts are performed by those we'd least expect. When we think of someone capable of pulling a grown man off the back of a police officer, most likely none of us think of a 56-year-old grandmother. This doesn't mean that it's entirely out of the realm of possibility.
Vickie Williams-Tillman is exactly one of those women. Whether she admits it or not, she did a very heroic thing, saving the life of a police officer under attack.
via Inside Edition
Vickie lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was out driving one day when she noticed a police officer, was having a rather heated argument with a civilian. Obviously, Vickie didn't know what was actually going on, but her instincts told her that the officer could be in danger and decided to intervene. She started by merely rolling down her car window to ask the officer if he was okay/in need of help.
Although the officer, Billie Amie, looked like he was about to respond, the man he was having the argument with suddenly started to attack him. The man struck Billie repeatedly in the head and, just as they both began struggling to grab the gun inside Billie's holster, Vickie sprung into action. Vickie jumped on the attacker's back and finally got him off of Officer Amie. With Vickie's help, Officer Amie was finally able to subdue the man and take him back to the station, where he deservingly spent the night in jail.
When asked why she decided to help the officer and put her own life at risk, vickie responded, "He needed help and I couldn't just leave him on his own like that."
Whereas Officer Amie's agressor received a well-deserved punishment, Vickie received an honorary medal for the bravery she showed the day of the attack. Officer Amie and his colleagues showered Vickie with praise and appreciation for what she did to save his life. It's good to know that people like Vickie still exist in the world. Way to go, Vickie!