A split second could have been the difference in life and death for a Douglas County, Colorado deputy recently. The deputy was attempting to stop and check on a possible disabled vehicle when things went bad. The driver of the vehicle rolled out brandishing a firearm and there was little time to react. Seems we hear of officers being killed or wounded in the line of duty everyday. Luckily, Deputy Proux was able to fire his service weapon. Quick thinking and reactions allowed the officer to neutralize the situation until back up could arrive.
Unfortunately, many law enforcement are not as lucky. Watch the deputy’s body cam footage and see how quickly things happened. See for yourself how little time the deputy had to react. This is in your face footage of what officers have to be prepared to face. Thankfully, this situation ended up with the assailant behind bars and the deputy going home to his family!
“A Douglas County sheriff’s deputy had a split second to react Friday when he suddenly came face to face with a man holding an assault rifle near an SUV stopped along a suburban roadway.”
“The sheriff’s office on Wednesday released video of Deputy Brad Proux, a six-year veteran, approaching the vehicle and suddenly encountering the driver, who stood with an assault rifle in his hands.”
“Proux shot Deyon Marcus Rivas-Maestas, 25, who has been charged with first-degree assault of a peace officer, said Littleton Police Department Chief Doug Stephens.”