Nathan H. Wollenberg rescued Keith E. Coleman from assault, Delphos, Kansas, February 11, 2000. Having stopped a man driving a pickup truck, at night, for appearing to be intoxicated, Coleman, 30, a deputy sheriff, struggled with the man after he produced a loaded handgun. The struggle took them to the snow-covered ground off the highway and lasted for several minutes, the man maintaining possession of the weapon, which he threatened to use. Passing the scene in his vehicle, Wollenberg, 32, teacher, saw the men struggling. He parked beyond the pickup and returned to the scene on foot, asking Coleman if he needed help. Responding that he did, Coleman directed Wollenberg to retrieve Coleman’s gun from the patrol car and aim it at the assailant. Wollenberg did so, and he radioed for help. Wollenberg approached the assailant, pried his fingers off the gun, and secured the weapon. He then helped Coleman, whose fingers were numbing in the 25-degree temperature, to handcuff the assailant.
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