Like many peace officers, Officer David Struss willingly stepped into the face of danger to protect someone he had never met. While off duty, Struss witnessed a man with a 7 inch knife attacking patrons in a parking lot. Officer Struss disarmed the attacker and pinned him to the ground.
After Struss neutralized the attacker, he began assisting the victim. The attacker stabbed two people, one of whome did not recover. Officer Struss attended to the other victim until medical units arrived. If not for Officer Struss’s heroic actions, the attacker likely would have claimed at least one more life, and possible several more.