Klaus Dieter Soth rescued Kathleen J. deRoon from assault, Chilliwack, British Columbia, July 10, 1994. Ms. deRoon, 32, a police officer, had detained a man on a rural road for questioning. The man lunged at her and, in an ensuing struggle, gained possession of her loaded service revolver, which he then pointed at her. Soth, 63, farmer, approached in his automobile and stopped at the scene when he saw the assault. He shouted at the assailant, then got out of his car, which he left running. Ms. deRoon indicated to Soth to leave, but he remained and attempted to reason with the assailant. Ms. deRoon moved toward Soth’s car, the assailant following, keeping the gun pointed at her, then Soth. When the assailant’s attention was distracted, Ms. deRoon entered the passenger side of Soth’s car. Soth, who had re-entered the car, drove them away from the scene. The assailant was arrested shortly. Ms. deRoon recovered from injuries sustained during the scuffle.
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