Trucker Comes Upon A Man Trying To Murder Cop, Brings A Whooping With Him

A Wyoming State Trooper was saved when Darren Phillips jumped into the fight.

Green River, WY - A hero truck driver saved the life of a Wyoming State Trooper on Thursday after jumping into a roadside fight.

The incident started as Darren Phillips was driving his truck down I-80 near Green River, according to KSL.

Phillips was driving east when he saw a Wyoming State Trooper and Dustin Roberts, 36, in a ground fight.

The trucker saw the trooper on his back with Roberts on top of him, and Roberts was grabbing the trooper's gun.

Rather than call for help, Phillips knew that he needed to stop and take care of business himself. He stopped his truck in the passing lane and got out to assist.

“I put my brakes on, and I jump out and by this time, the trooper is on his back and the guy is on top of him. The trooper saw me running over and as soon as I got up to him, he says, ‘He’s going for my gun.,” Phillips told KSL. “So I just came around behind him and just reached around and put my arm right there and I held it with my other hand and I stood up and I just went back. And as I came back, he just came back with me and just fell right on top of me.”

Thanks to Phillips' choke hold, the trooper was able to take Roberts into custody.

“I spent 12 years in the Marine Corps and 14 years with the Utah Army National Guard,” Phillips told KSL. "I did two tours in Iraq, and I never had to put a choke hold on anyone."

The trooper only sustained minor injuries in what could have been a fatal fight.

Wyoming Highway Patrol Lt. Ben Schlosser said that Phillips is a hero, and things could have been much worse if Roberts was able to get the trooper's gun.

Troopers found 74 pounds of marijuana and cocaine in Roberts' vehicle, and he has been booked into jail, according to Deseret News.

“I was just happy to be in the right place at the right time," Phillips told KSL. “Anything I can do for those guys who put their life on the line every day for us, I’ll do any time.”

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investigator
investigator

Huge Thank You to Mr. Phillips and a Stay Safe to the Officer!!!

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Nicely done!

Debkk9
Debkk9

big thank you to you sir..I'm sure the trooper and his family thank you too

AMumThatParents
AMumThatParents

It's so nice to see stories like this, where reasonable citizens using common sense makes the right choice. I'll be keeping both of these people in my prayers.

frazier
frazier

Thank goodness it wasn't a snowflake Leftist Democrat that came

MichaelP
MichaelP

Mr. Phillips, you deserve your weight in gold. Thank you for saving the trooper...

Betts122
Betts122

Thank you Mr. Phillips for stopping to help this Trooper. God bless you both!

Caprice56
Caprice56

God Bless you for intervening! And thank you for your service. You are a credit to society.

FPBIV
FPBIV

That guy isn't getting a ticket in WY again in his lifetime!!

LEO0301
LEO0301

All citizens should be willing to help like this hero.

motor5345
motor5345

Thank you sir for taking care of business and saving the life of a brother in Blue

GrandmaGeorgie
GrandmaGeorgie

You are are my HERO!! Thank you

MercedesGirl
MercedesGirl

What a guy !! Took care of business, Thank You for assisting this Trooper in need.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Nice to see someone do something as opposed to just sitting there like a bitch filming it.

Katarina
Katarina

Thank you, Mr. Phillips!! Does it strike anyone else as ricicuolously odd that a citizen can use any method necessary to save their own life or that of another, but we prevent police officers from the same? If a choke hold is necessary to stop a criminal, use a choke hold!! Criminals don't obey restrictions. Take them by any means necessary!

Pats48
Pats48

Thank you for your service and your rescue! We need a lot more people like you!

Andrewrife
Andrewrife

God bless

Mikedurnell
Mikedurnell

Thank God for Mr. Phillips keep up the good work it will come back to you Sunday God-bless you brother . Good things will come back for you

mamagray
mamagray

Thank God the Trooper is going to be alright. God put you in the right place at the right time Mr. Phillips. Thank you for not ignoring the situation. Thank you for your service sir. You're a great human being and hero. 🇺🇸

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Well done !

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

Thank you Mr. Phillips. You are everything this country was - and I hope returns to, Sir. Outstanding.

dsmarine
dsmarine

Choke hold remembered from Paris Island or San Diego - Semper Fi Marine!

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

I've got to add...we need to protect our Officers and the good people in our community. The courts are not doing it. I am not suggesting "vigilante" but I am stating to watch the backs of our Officers and the good people in our community being overrun by a POS thug. Simply put, we need to take our Country back.

Vcanejr
Vcanejr

yes it is great to read stories like this... but the problem is the main stream liberal news will never report it.

VicG
VicG

Way to go Darren, the world needs more like you. Well done...

kycopmom
kycopmom

Thanks to all of the Mr. Phillips out there. The Officer involved met his guardian angel today.

Da$
Da$

I am extremely grateful to you sir for your helping this officer who was in a fight for his life. Here's some leftist A$$hole's version of the same event: Trump supporter participates in act of police brutality.

61mouse
61mouse

Now I wish there was a video of this

Lt Retired OCPD
Lt Retired OCPD

Thank you sir. We need more people like this that will not tolerate our law enforcement officers being assaulted. You are a true American.

Sherb13
Sherb13

Are we going to just ignore the fact that this dude served for a total of 26 years?

Sherb13
Sherb13

Am I the only one that finds that to be a crazy high number?

Sandi2
Sandi2

Thank you for your service sir and thank you for saving one of our law enforcement officers . Thank you for not just saying ”I will call and let them know he needs help” It probably would have been too late. Thank you for not thinking about your own safety but only thinking he needs help and I can help him.

When you look into the mirror you see what I see looking at you. A hero. A good guy. The best.

Heroes seldom wear capes, they have no idea they are heroes and they just do what needs to be done and the right thing. You are a HERO

xelda317
xelda317

BZ to Mr. Darren Phillips. Thank You for being observant, acting on what you saw, and Saving the Life of Trooper Dustin Roberts.

mcminn100
mcminn100

Thank you sir. That man went Home to people who loved him thanks to you. My daddhy was killed in the line of duty. I was 10 when he did not come home. You are amazing thank you for your service and Thank you that cop is alive you are in my prayers

richie13
richie13

thank you for your quick response to a deadly situation, I hope the Wyoming State Police will see to it that you are honored for you heroism. Thank God for people like you. God Bless.

judymack
judymack

Thank you Mr. Phillips! The world needs more men like you! My late husband was a trucker/mechanic and my son is a narcotic detective so you are a hero to me Mr Phillips and I thank you for your service and you have touched a special place in my heart!

davidebrwn
davidebrwn

I wait for the day I can meet the high bar you set. Mr Phillips

BarbMomof5
BarbMomof5

Thank You Darren Phillips for saving the Trooper's Life! God Bless You!

KSSANDY
KSSANDY

Thank You ............... You are a Great Man for Jumping in and Helping a man you did not know. I am glad to know I am not the only one who would do so. You are a great Person to do this for another. Again Thank You.