Skip to comments.MO: Hero with Gun Saves Police Officer, Receives Award
Posted on 01/09/2019 6:14:11 AM PST by marktwain
On 4 June 2018, Springfield police officers engaged in a gunfight with Joshua S. Stanford. Stanford was being pursued in a suspected package theft. He shot at police, and the cops shot back. From news-leader.com:
That's when police say the suspect produced a handgun and fired at officers.
The officers were not hit.
An officer caught up to Stanford in an alley behind 2109 N. Fort Ave. The release says Stanford presented a threat with the firearm and refused to comply with verbal commands from the officer and the officer shot Stanford.
Police have not yet released the name of the officer involved.
Note the address, 2109 N. Fort Avenue. Not noted at the time, was that a black man with a concealed carry permit, risked his life to aid a police officer in the middle of a gunfight when the officer's firearm had jammed.
Jerry Pendergrass had a concealed carry permit. Jerry's address was at 2115 N. Fort Avenue. He had a firearm. A gunfight had started not far from his house. We do not know what Jerry saw before he intervened.
One officer, Andy Zinke, had just shot the suspect. Jerry was there to back him up when Zinke's gun jammed.
(Excerpt) Read more at ammoland.com ...
Feel good story of the day!
I don’t see how anything good can come of publishing the good guy’s address.
The LEO’s at the dais haven’t missed many meals lately.
Sure but why in the first place?
Great. Now every criminal in town knows there is a firearm just waiting to be stolen - or maybe the perp or his friends and relatives know right where to go to get revenge.
[The LEOs at the dais havent missed many meals lately.]
Incredible the size of the “chief”. His uniform looks like it has air bladders in it.
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