via CP: At a time when respect for law enforcement is at an all-time low, stories like this serve as a glimmer of hope for those who risk their lives to ensure our safety.
32-year-old Kenton Desean Fryer quickly released the officer and fled the scene. He was eventually caught and charged with “aggravated assault of a public servant, taking an officer’s weapon, evading arrest or detention with a vehicle and driving while under the influence with a child under 15.”
“I’m alive today because of him,” 23-year-old Bastrop Deputy Dylan Dorris told reporters. “What he did to step in and help me out until assistance got there…there’s no words to explain it.”
“At that point, you don’t even think about your own life or anything else,” Perkins commented, referencing the values he learned in the Marine Corps. “All you’re trying to do is stop the situation from anybody else getting injured.”
“In this day and time, a lot of times people would just drive by and keep going…to see someone that will stop and help is special,” the officer concluded.
Fryer’s bond has now been set at $50,000.