I remember reading this article a couple years ago, and so I was glad when the article was reposted, especially in light of recent anti-police officer sentiment such as the Dallas “sniper” incident. With the rising
degree of protests, law enforcement targetings, and general rise of anti-cop sentiment, the possibility of a citizen with a concealed carry permit happening upon an officer in trouble is a real possibility.
If one decides to try to assist an officer in trouble, there are definite right ways and wrong ways to lend your help. The right way could help an officer in desperate need; the wrong way could get you misidentified by the officer or by arriving backup as part of the problem.
If you carry a firearm, take a moment to read the two parts of this article – it could ensure a fellow human being doing a dangerous job makes it home to his family with your correct assistance.