Janet P. Brown rescued Susie B. Hermann from assault, Millville, New Jersey, January 28, 1996. Ms. Hermann, 48, a police officer, was escorting a woman, 29, who was under arrest, from a hospital. After they left the building, the woman attempted to flee, but Ms. Hermann restrained her. They fell to the pavement, Ms. Hermann becoming dazed upon striking her head, and the woman removed Ms. Hermann’s gun from its holster. From nearby, a hospital employee, Ms. Brown, 32, housekeeper, immediately ran to Ms. Hermann’s aid. She grasped the assailant and struggled with her for control of the gun. The gun fired. Ms. Brown started to flee but then returned. Again grasping the assailant, who outweighed her and Ms. Hermann, she obtained control of the gun. Ms. Hermann, recovering, was joined by her partner and others, and the assailant was secured. Both Ms. Hermann and Ms. Brown were examined in the emergency room, Ms. Brown sustaining abrasions to her knees, from which she recovered.
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