Profile image
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

Passerby stops to assist state trooper being attacked on highway (VIDEO)

Thursday, December 1, 2016 7:05
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents. WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida

For the second time in just over two weeks, a good Samaritan stopped on Florida’s I-75 to help a law enforcement officer in need.

Jeffery Duclos, who happens to be a veteran and retired Rhode Island police officer, was traveling on the highway in Collier County when he noticed the Florida Highway Patrol trooper being attacked by two suspects. Dulcos, fearing the trooper might not go home that night, pulled over and intervened.

“I think the kid saw me coming, so he basically surrendered,” Duclos said.

The trooper pulled over Richard Lazo Torres and Isaac Ruiz Wilson after he clocked them at driving over 100 miles per hour, but after pulling to the side of the road, Torres and Wilson switched seats in an apparent effort to hide the fact that Torres was driving on a suspended license.

As the officer talked with Torres and Wilson, they became increasingly hostile and resisted arrest, until they eventually both attacked the trooper. Soon thereafter is when Duclos, who spent 30 years in law enforcement, happened upon the scene.

Last month another good Samaritan, who was carrying a legally concealed handgun, witnessed a Lee County sheriff’s deputy being attacked on the same highway. The armed citizen stopped to assist the deputy and fatally shot his attacker, Edward Strother, after he repeatedly refused to get off of the officer.

[ NBC-2 ]

The post Passerby stops to assist state trooper being attacked on highway (VIDEO) appeared first on


We encourage you to Share our Reports, Analyses, Breaking News and Videos. Simply Click your Favorite Social Media Button and Share.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Top Global

Top Alternative




Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.