Good Reformed Guy With a Gun

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Saint Dismas would be proud:

 

As court records show, that past includes a 2000 conviction for felony theft.

Fortunately for DPS Trooper Edward Andersson, whose life hung on the edge before Yoxall showed up on January 12, Yoxall had his gun rights restored in 2003 after he successfully completed probation.

Yoxall has paid back his debt to society — big-time.

“That morning, I never would have dreamt that I was going to save somebody’s life, let alone take the life of another individual,” Yoxall said. “I don’t recall any thought or feeling of fear. It happened very quickly. There wasn’t necessarily time for me to react, or think logically. I don’t consider myself a hero that day.”

Yet DPS officials describe Yoxall’s actions in terms that could, in fact, best be described as heroic.

The incident began at about 4 a.m. on a lonely, rural stretch of Interstate 10 west of Tonopah, a small town about 50 miles west of Phoenix.

Trooper Edward Andersson was responding to a rollover crash when he noticed a man and an injured woman near the wrecked vehicle.

As he approached, the man fired a handgun at him. The bullet went through the trooper’s shoulder and exited his torso.

His attacker wrestled him to the ground and began slamming his head repeatedly into the asphalt.

Enter Yoxall.

On Wednesday at the news conference, dressed in a black T-shirt, glasses, and a baseball cap, with a medium build, he didn’t carry the same swagger as a gun-wielding Hollywood hero.

He has no law-enforcement training or military background.

A shooting enthusiast, he had his loaded handgun in the center console of his vehicle — something allowed in Arizona, but illegal in many other states.

“I noticed the suspect on top of Trooper Andersson, beating him in a savage way,” Yoxall said. “I immediately pulled over. My commands were ignored by the suspect as [Andersson] called out for help. And I alleviated the threat to him.”

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10 Comments

  1. “Milstead identified the suspect last week as former Mexican federale Leonard Penuelas-Escobar, 37, who was living in the United States illegally.”

    An illegal immigrant! With his girlfriend Vanessa Lopez-Ruiz, 24.

    “DPS Director Colonel Frank] Milstead labeled them as meth users and accused drug dealers.”

    I am shocked! Shocked!

    Hey Pope Francis! What have you to say about this? A drug and sex crazed Hispanic illegal immigrant trying to murder an Arizona State Trooper! Well, justice was served, thank the Lord, in spite of people like you!

    PS, for the record, my wife, step daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter all ALL immigrants – LEGAL. And they don’t use drugs. Stick that up your nether regions, Your Holiness.

    Sorry. Not feeling politically correct this afternoon.

  2. Can you imagine it, heading to work in grumpy dark early ugh winter morning, you see an accident and rubberneck– and then you have to decide if you’re going to pull over and save a life.

  3. “DPS Director Colonel Frank] Milstead labeled them as meth users and accused drug dealers.”

    dryly
    Pretty obvious from the part where dude shot the cop and THEN tried to beat him to death that we aren’t dealing with folks working on all cylinders, here.

  4. For Paul;

    Latest Medjugorje Message, November 25, 2019
    Marija during an apparition
    ^
    “Dear children! May this time be a time of prayer for you. Without God you do not have peace. Therefore, little children, pray for peace in your hearts and families, so that Jesus can be born in you and give you His love and blessing. The world is at war because hearts are full of hatred and jealousy. In the eyes, little children, peacelessness is seen because you have not permitted Jesus to be born in your lives. Seek Him, pray, and He will give Himself to you in the Child who is joy and peace. I am with you and I pray for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.

    What peace comes from an assailant?
    None.

    Let’s not curse the darkness. We know it exist. Thank God for helping the trooper.
    May peace be ours to share…may we have an abundance of peace so as to share what we have, and have enough for our neighbors. Peace be with all of us.

  5. “Indeed, Foxfier! But liberals miss the blindingly obvious.”
    LCQ, do not let the liberals, their leaders at least, deceive you into thinking that they do not see how stupid their position is on immigration and guns. They are not blind. They see exactly what is going on. Their purpose is to create societal chaos and right now they are being very successful. Create enough chaos and the people revolt leading the way for a Leftist government to militarily quell the revolt and install a leftist government as was always their agenda.

  6. “Eat the apple. You will be like God” Satan. Adam and Eve were created like God by God. The Great Lie is a half truth. Where is the Faith and action in the Medjugorje message. NONE. Pray but do nothing about it. Medjugorje is a Satanic hoax. Where are Our Lady’s Feet?

  7. The CDC report has never been publiched. Don’t we pay these people? This is political. Let the Democratic Party pay the CDC or maybe The Democrates already do pay them. Our tax dollars without representation.

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