Baton Rouge woman deemed a hero after tackling a man attacking a police officer
Posted on 2/21/2017 5:25:00 AM.

The 56-year-old woman who tackled a man who was attacking a Baton Rouge Police officer on Sunday morning has been deemed a hero. Vickie Williams-Tillman was driving when she saw 28-year-old Thomas Bennett and a police officer in a physical altercation. She says she’s just so happy that she was able to help Officer Billy Aime.

“I wind my window down and I looked in his eyes. He looked back at me, the words were coming out his mouth by they were in silence, he needed help.”

Tillman jumped on Bennett’s back and knocked the baton out of his hand which he had taken from the officer. She says she called 911 before taking action.

“And I looked in his eyes and I said I can’t leave him. And at that moment, I just didn’t feel. God just lead the way. I walked around and I just took action.”

The altercation began when Aime started to arrest Bennett. Officer Aime says he’s so thankful for Tillman. He says she is a true hero but her actions shouldn’t have been needed.

“And if more people respected law enforcement today, we wouldn’t have the problems we have around the world.”

Thomas Bennett, Vickie Williams-Tillman, Office Amie, BRPD

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