James Trevor Scott helped to rescue Edward Bednarowski from assault, Niagara Falls, Ontario, February 18, 2004. Bednarowski, 38, a police officer, was attempting to question a suspect in a driveway off a residential street in early-evening darkness. The suspect produced a loaded handgun, aimed it at Bednarowski, and fired it at close range, but Bednarowski deflected the assailant’s gun hand and the shot missed. Going to the pavement, Bednarowski and the assailant then struggled for control of the gun. Scott, 38, laborer, who lived across the street, was alerted to the assault by a male friend, and they responded to the scene. The men approached the struggle and lay atop the assailant, one on each side. They pinned his hands to the pavement as the assailant, still holding the gun, struggled against them. Other officers arrived shortly and disarmed and subdued the assailant, releasing Scott and his friend. Bednarowski suffered minor injuries to a hand.
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