They’re People Too: Sheriff’s Deputy Suffers Panic Attack, EMT Saves Him
Evidenced by a pervasive mainstream narrative, the left wants you to believe that police officers are nothing more than trigger-happy murderers, fueled by unchecked aggression.
Incidents like the one you're about to see serve as a stark reminder that cops are still people, no more invulnerable to fear than anyone else:
The bodycam footage depicts an incident from December of 2016, when Sevier County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Justin Johnson was dealing with 37-year-old Tina Carrie Jo Cody. Held at gunpoint by Deputy Johnson, Cody sheds her jacket and attempts to run away before being pulled to the ground, where she begins resisting arrest.
Two paramedics arrive and begin to help put Cody into cuffs. That's when Johnson saw Cody's boyfriend, Brian Keith Mullinax in the distance, "aiming an object that appeared to be a firearm," according to court documents.
Deputy Johnson springs up and fires seven rounds while the EMTs continue to hold Cody down. He radios for help. Four minutes later, he is stricken with a panic attack.
Still grasping his gun shakily, Deputy Johnson can be heard hyper-ventilating, sobbing and half-trembling due to the stress of the high-intensity situation. Fortunately, one of the paramedics, Blake Gregg, knew what to do.
Gregg sees the Deputy in trouble and gently takes his gun away from him. "Easy, buddy," Gregg says soothingly. Gregg even covers Keith with the service weapon while consoling Deputy Johnson as he struggles to regain control.
Eventually, Deputy Johnson regains his breath and takes his firearm back. Nearly ten minutes pass before backup arrives. Both Keith and Cody were taken into custody and charged with assault and resisting arrest.
Thanks to unsung heroes like Blake Gregg, Deputy Johnson was able to survive his own fear. Our police officers are brave, but the bravery of those willing to step in to protect our protectors at their most vulnerable is unmatched.
Stay alert. Stay alive.