Kent Allen Self helped to rescue John M. Boertlein from assault, Cincinnati, Ohio, December 6, 1983. Police officer Boertlein, 26, was knocked to the ground and was being stabbed by an assailant, who was also attempting to secure Boertlein’s gun. Self, 20, grocery store clerk, ran to the fight and jumped onto the assailant’s back in an attempt to restrain him. As a crowd watched, another man arrived and grabbed the assailant. Self and the other man struggled with the assailant, preventing him from stabbing Boertlein further, until another police officer responded and wounded the assailant. After extensive treatment, Boertlein recovered from his wounds.
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