Woman jumps on back of man attacking Baton Rouge police officer

Posted February 23, 2017

Specifically, she got out of her vehicle and jumped onto the back of the man allegedly attacking the officer, the Advocate reports.

Vickie Williams-Tillman, 56, was listening to gospel music in her auto Sunday when she noticed an officer struggling with a suspect.

Police said that 28-year-old Thomas Bennett, who was found asleep inside his vehicle with drug paraphernalia out in the open, became aggressive when confronted by Aime.

'You don't have time to think about it ... "I did what God needed me to do", Williams-Tillman told The Advocate.

Only one stopped to help him - a petite grandmother who jumped out of her auto and onto the man's back, possibly saving the officer's life in the process.

He also took the officer's flashlight and radio, according to the arrest report.

Along her way, she noticed an officer on the side of the road, arguing with an angry-looking man.

Guild was outnumbered and under attack when Jerry Burnham, 44, of Berrien Springs and a 50-year-old Plainwell man pulled over and saved Guild from a brutal beating, WZZM reported.

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Williams-Tillman said she wasn't concerned about her safety at the time, she was exclusively focused on helping the officer.

Baton Rouge's mayor called Williams-Tillman a hero for trying to save the police officer. At that point, Williams-Tillman made a decision to step in.

Williams-Tillman was driving to do some shopping when she spotted Aime grappling with Bennett.

"I've always been a tough cookie, my husband always told me".

Bennett faces charges including aggravated battery, disarming a police officer, battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, and drug possession.

'Ms. Williams-Tillman immediately called for more police but then went so much further'.

She definitely had his back. Several minutes later, additional officers arrived and were able to Taser the suspect. "For showing so much love and concern for one of our officers BRPDSalutes you", the department added, posting about the incident on Facebook.

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