Hero Citizen Jumps Into Fight to Help Baton Rouge Officer Under Assault

Vickie Williams-Tillman; Photo: Joe Simoneaux

Vickie Williams-Tillman; Photo: Joe Simoneaux

A heroic Good Samaritan came to the aid of a Baton Rouge, LA police officer after she saw him being assaulted by a suspect. 

The incident occurred on Sunday as Vickie Williams-Tillman, 56, was driving to a local store. From her vehicle she saw a Baton Rouge police officer in a fight with a suspect.

Mrs. Williams-Tillman asked the officer if he needed help but when she saw his eyes she knew she had to act.

She immediately jumped in to help the officer, jumping on the assailant's back until more police arrived.

Other officers soon arrived on scene and helped take the suspect, identified as Thomas Bennett, 28, into custody.

All three of the involved parties were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Mrs. Williams-Tillman suffered an injury to her wrist during the fracas. 

The injured officer suffered wounds to his head due to the suspect disarming the officer and striking him with a baton.

The suspect is alleged to have also attempted to take the officer's gun.

Mrs. Williams-Tillman said of the incident, "You don't have time to think about it. I did what God needed me to do."

She added, "A lot of people passed him up. They're human beings, just like us. We're all one family."

Read more details of the incident HERE.

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