Michael Elgas rescued Ronald G. Reed from assault, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 21, 2014. Reed, 38, a police officer, had escorted a man from a restaurant and was trying to place him under arrest in the parking lot when the man became aggressive and turned on him. The man, who outsized Reed, took him hard to the pavement, punched him repeatedly, and attempted to remove his gun from its holster. Dazed, Reed fought back, but the assailant remained aggressive. A customer at the restaurant, Elgas, 48, delivery driver, had followed the men outside. He approached the assailant and, shouting at him, helped to keep him from removing Reed’s gun. Elgas then put the assailant in a choke hold and pulled him off Reed. Although he was significantly injured, Reed recovered his position immediately and secured the assailant.
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