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Dylan DeBoard was in his Mount Vernon, Ohio, front yard putting his grill together when he saw something alarming.
A few houses down, a police officer was struggling with a suspect on the porch, and from what DeBoard could see:
â€œThe suspect had the upper hand.â€
The suspect, who was under the influence of meth, managed to pin down Officer Michael Wheeler and then went for his gun.
Heâ€™d also ripped off Wheelerâ€™s shoulder mic, which prevented him from calling for backup. With his back against the porch and the suspect pounding on him, Wheeler felt like he might not make it back home to his wife and children.
But suddenly, the suspect stopped the attack and raised his hands. Standing there to save the day was DeBoard, with his handgun drawn on the criminal.
Wheeler used the moment of distraction to his advantage. He flipped the suspect over and cuffed him.
DeBoard told Independent Journal Review how Wheeler reacted to him being at the right place at the right time.
â€œAfter he found out that I have a license to carry, he gave me the most heart-filled thank you that I ever received.â€
He revealed how the decision to act was even bigger than just saving Wheeler:
â€œThe more I think about it, right behind me was my home with my son, my fiance, and my mother in it. I did what needed to be done to protect them, so if the suspect would have taken Wheelerâ€™s gun, yes I would have killed him or died trying to protect my family.â€
Oh shit.. for real? Guns save lives?