The King County sheriff commended five teenagers for saving a deputy who was assaulted.
On Saturday, July 18, Deputy Elliot was flagged down after a car crash caused by an intoxicated man in Auburn.
When Elliot tried to apprehend the man as he was about to escape, the man put her in a headlock, causing her to choke.
Deputy Elliot recalled that she heard some men yelling at the intoxicated man to get off of her. A group of five teenagers pounced on the man and helped Deputy Elliot to get free. These teenagers held the suspect to the ground to enable her to get the man handcuffed.
On her behalf, I have to thank you, she believes, and I believe had you not been there for her on this day, she might not be alive.Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht
The 5 teens received the highest award from the sheriff’s office, the Community Heroism award.
The suspect was billed for the assault of an officer and had previous warrants of his arrest which included the failure to have an ignition lock and driving with a void license.
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