Joy Break: A Few Good Young Men

By Nancy Flory Published on July 23, 2020

When we turn on our televisions or smart phones we are bombarded with news that brings us down. Where are all the good stories? They’re still there. Here’s one that we hope will bless you.

A King County, Washington, sheriff’s deputy escaped what could have been a fatal encounter thanks to some quick-thinking teenagers.

Deputy Elliott was on her way home last week when she was flagged down because an intoxicated man had caused an accident. She had to chase after the man. When she tried to handcuff him, he put her in a headlock and began squeezing. She struggled to get away, but was unable.

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Then she heard men’s voices telling the intoxicated man to get off of her. According to a Facebook post by King County Sheriff’s Office, “A group of young men, pictured below, jumped on the suspect and struggled with him as Deputy Elliott was able to get free. They held the suspects [sic] shoulders and legs to the ground to allow Deputy Elliott to handcuff the man.”

The sheriff’s office posted that the young men quite possibly saved her life and that their parents should be proud of them. “The photo was taken just a few minutes after the teens helped her. Moms and Dads, you should be proud of these kids!”

Elliott suffered some scrapes and bruises, but escaped with her life because a few young men decided to get involved and help. 


Nancy Flory is an associate editor at The Stream. You can follow her @NancyFlory3, and follow The Stream @Streamdotorg.

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