Veteran Sees Man Pull Gun On Cop, So He Jumps Into Fight

Batavia Police Officer Darryle Streeter said that he and military veteran Ralph Bush are now friends for life.

Batavia, NY – A courageous military veteran never faltered when he rushed in to help save a police officer who was struggling with a combative suspect earlier this month.

The incident began at approximately 11:22 p.m. on June 4, after the Batavia Police Department (BPD) received a report that a man was trespassing at a residence on Ellicott Street, the department said in a press release.

The suspect, later identified as 32-year-old Brandon Fogg, left the complainant’s home prior to officers’ arrival.

At approximately 12:29 a.m. the next day, Batavia Police Officer Darryle Streeter stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation, and spotted Fogg sitting in the passenger seat of the car.

Fogg then attempted to flee from the stop on foot.

“At that point in time, I took him physically down to the ground and an altercation occurred between the two of us,” Officer Streeter told WHAM.

During the struggle that ensued, Fogg managed to pull out a weapon.

“I see a handgun pulled out from under his belly and being pointed basically at my head," the officer explained.

Just as Officer Streeter began to fear the worst, a Good Samaritan rushed to his aid.

“I see a foot come down on [the suspect’s] wrist,” the officer recalled. “I see a hand reach down and remove the hand gun from there.”

Military veteran Ralph Bush, who works across the street from where the incident occurred, said he was just getting ready to head home when he saw the officer in trouble.

“I noticed a pistol came into play," the Good Samaritan recalled. "I wasn't about to let him get shot."

After he stripped the suspect’s gun away and helped Officer Streeter place him under arrest, the duo realized Fogg’s weapon was a BB gun.

Fogg was arrested on charges of trespass, obstructing governmental administration, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, and menacing, according to the BPD press release.

Officer Streeter, a married father of two with 29 years on the force, said he was thankful Bush stepped in to help him, WHAM reported.

He said the veteran’s willingness to rush to his aid in spite of the dangerousness of the situation caused him to feel “a flood of emotions” once the suspect was finally in custody.

The encounter also forged a friendship between Bush and the officer.

“He is six months away from retiring and I think we’re going to go fishing," Bush told WHAM.

“Oh absolutely,” Officer Streeter agreed. “We’ll be friends for the rest of our lives now."

The City of Batavia has announced that Bush will receive a Citizenship Award for his heroic action.

Comments (38)
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shooter
shooter

Thank you, Mr. Bush. You deserve whatever recognition you receive. Most others would have just whipped out their cell phones and recorded the encounter and put it on frikkin' YouTube for God's sake rather than help the officer.

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

See, black people can help the popo..........oh wait, my bad.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

"I wasn't about to let him get shot." These are the words of a hero, a LEO's hero.

CloserFocus
CloserFocus

Great story! That Vet certainly deserves the recognition coming to him. Love that they will be friends!👍

The war on cops needs to STOP!!! These POS fools who defy them every step of the way, need to be put out of circulation. Every time I see that Traitor to America BO, I want to puke.

K-9 319
K-9 319

From one vet to another, good job brother. When in trouble, never leave an Officer that you can help. Glad you both got to go home safe.

LASKANWLF
LASKANWLF

My hometown is near Batavia...and I've been to Batavia many times. Nice city and awesome folks there!! Great job by that veteran. From one veteran to another...kudos buddy!!

Do-The-Job-Right
Do-The-Job-Right

🎩 God was looking down.

👉 However, most civilians refuse to get involved because they fear to be a victim of police killing them both from a misunderstanding.

👉 This is a good story but the officer could have mistaken the good guy for another bad guy.

Unfortunately this is not longer the 1950s and people must fear everyone from Citizens to Government. Welcome to the USA 🇺🇸

Good turn out for all.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

A BB gun can penetrate, take out an eye, in the temple, possibly kill the officer. Thank God Mr. Bush stepped in and didn't just take a video, he put his life on the line for this officer. Great job Sir..... Thank you.

Backing TheBlue
Backing TheBlue

A make you feel good story!
Thank You Mr. Bush for your quick thinking and actions. You are a True Hero and deserve to be recognized as such. We need more folks like Mr. Bush in this Country! 🇺🇸🎖

Cartgal
Cartgal

Thank you, sir!!

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

One true American Hero helping another American Hero!

Astroserf
Astroserf

Not only is Mr. Bush a hero but he has the cutest little grin!

retiredcop
retiredcop

Good job!

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Good stuff here. Glad to hear there are still people out there willing to lend a hand and help police instead of just bashing and hating. We all know it’s because they are angry they couldn’t become one of us, got a ticket or arrested before, or simply because they are too chicken shit to say their negative bullshit to our face that’s why they have to come on a Pro Police website like this and talk shit about Law Enforcement. I can list a bunch of them by their screen names but I wouldn’t stoop that low since we all already who they are.

militans Deo
militans Deo

Excellent job Officer Streeter. I am glad that Mr. Bush was able to strike from ambush and bushwhack the villain! You both did fantastic work. The only better ending would be with the criminal not being able to continue his criminal ways.

trainbuff
trainbuff

I don't bash or hate the police in any way. Having had law enforcement in my family, I came to love and respect them very much.

I must admit though, after some of the personal bashing I've received on here, I'd be hard pressed to lend an assist for fear of my own safety.