(NewsReady.com) – Law enforcement officers often take on second jobs as security officers during their off hours. It allows them to supplement their incomes and still keep people safe, putting their skills to use. One of those officers was recently working at a sports bar when they got into an altercation with a disruptive patron that ended badly for the civilian.
On February 11, just before midnight, staff asked a patron of Twin Peaks sports bar in San Antonio, Texas, to leave after some kind of disturbance took place in the building. The man refused to leave the building, so workers asked the off-duty Somerset Police officer who was working security to force him to leave.
The off-duty cop confronted the intoxicated man, and an altercation ensued. He grabbed the officer’s taser and shocked him. That’s when the cop grabbed his gun and shot the man in the chest. First responders transported both of them to the hospital. The man was listed in critical condition, and the officer was fine.
The incident wasn’t the first time an off-duty police officer stopped a crime. In January, a Miami-Dade police officer was off the clock and waiting for his spouse to exit a grocery store. Though he wasn’t acting as a security guard, he was in the right place at the right time.
A man opened fire in the parking lot while the officer was waiting for his wife. A security guard confronted the man, who then brandished his weapon at the guard, who called 911. Law enforcement arrived on the scene, and the off-duty cop got involved, joining another officer. They told the suspect to drop his weapon, but he refused.
The off-duty officer opened fire. The suspect was taken to the hospital, where he died. Cell phone video captured the entire confrontation, which was later posted online. The officer who fired the fatal shots was a 30-year veteran of the force.
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