56-Year-Old Grandma Saves Police Officer By Taking THIS Incredible Action!
Dozens of unlikely hero stories are reported every day and one thing has become blatantly clear—there is no such thing as an unlikely hero. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes, even the best heroes need saving.
Fifty-six year old Vickie Williams-Tillman of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, proved this to be true when she swooped in and saved the life of Officer Billie Amie early Sunday morning. Vickie was on her way to Sam’s Club when she saw Officer Amie engaged in a heated argument with another man. She pulled over and rolled down her window to ask the officer if he needed help.
She couldn’t hear the distressed officer’s response, but his eyes spoke for him.
“I could see in his eyes he needed help,” said Vickie. “You don’t have time to think about it…I did what God needed me to do.”
The man jumped on Officer Amie, grabbed his baton, and began beating the officer. Williams-Tillman slammed on her brakes, called 911 and leaped out of her car. She jumped on the criminal’s back just as he was reaching for Officer Amie’s gun. She was able to forcibly remove the man’s hand from the gun, and then, together, Officer Amie and Vickie fought off the man until further help arrived.
Baton Rouge held a press conference to honor Williams-Tillman for her heroic deed. Mayor Sharon Weston-Broome said, “Vickie Williams-Tillman epitomizes the true Good Samaritan. She reached out and offered a courageous and unconditional response to the officer. Ms. Williams-Tillman is a hero and demonstrates the true meaning of loving God and loving your neighbor.”
“I’m just glad that he’s here,” said Vickie. “He was in a struggle. He needed help. I said ‘I can’t leave him.’”
“I’ve always been a tough cookie. My husband always told me.”
Officer Amie was overcome with gratitude. “This is a true hero right here that saved my life,” he said.
“A lot of people passed him up,” Vickie said. “They’re human beings, just like us … We’re all one family.”
Not everyone could have done what Vickie did. But her reminder is one we should all bear in mind: police officers, though armed and trained, are still only human.
The suspect was identified as Thomas Bennett. He was charged with aggravated battery, disarming a police officer, battery on a police officer, resisting an officer with violence, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Watch the video describing Vickie’s heroic actions!