Konstantinos Tallman 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. As a crowd watched, another man jumped onto the assailant’s back and tried without success to restrain him. Tallman, 34, restaurant manager, ran to the fight, where he first kicked the assailant then grabbed his striking arm, preventing him from stabbing Boertlein further. Another police officer responded and wounded the assailant. After extensive treatment, Boertlein recovered from his wounds.
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