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Five teenagers receive Medal of Heroism for saving police deputy

[Aug. 5, 2020: Washington Examiner]



Five teenagers were each given a Medal of Heroism from a Washington state county sheriff for saving a deputy in July.


On July 18, an officer identified as King County Deputy Elliott was driving home in a marked car after her shift when she came across a car crash involving a suspected drunk driver. Authorities said Elliott attempted to arrest the suspect but that he was able to put her in a chokehold.


“Suddenly, the suspect wrapped his arms around Deputy Elliott's neck, put her in a headlock and began squeezing. She struggled to get out of the hold but thankfully did not lose consciousness,” Q13 Fox News anchor David Rose described on Facebook on Tuesday.

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That’s when the group of teenage boys came to her rescue.


They reportedly jumped on the suspect while shouting, “Get off of her,” then held him down so Elliott could put him in handcuffs.


"On her behalf, I have to thank you," said Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht. "She believes and I believe had you not been there for her on this day, she might not be alive."


Rose added, “Moms and Dads, you should be proud of these kids! The suspect was arrested for felony assault of an Officer and DUI and booked into SCORE jail by Auburn PD, who will be the primary agency on the case.”.... Read More