William H. Hopkins saved an indeterminate number of persons from assault, Battle Creek, Michigan, June 1, 1992. A struggle broke out between a police officer and the 35-year-old man he was trying to apprehend in the parking lot of a store. During the struggle, the man took the officer’s revolver from its holster and fired it, then, from behind a parked car, kept the officer at bay. Hopkins, 40, an officer with the security company that he owned, was shopping in the store when he was alerted to the situation. Although he was unarmed, Hopkins went to the parking lot and began to approach the assailant. He shouted at him to gauge his attentiveness, then rushed and tackled him. Others arrived within moments and helped subdue the assailant. Hopkins recovered from minor lacerations to his head and hands.
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