When Phil Robertson sees good being done, he points it out for everyone to see. That’s what he recently did on Facebook.
Here’s the situation. In Florida, a man named Ashad Russell saved the life of a police officer.
This is what happened…
Somehow, a man — Edward Strother — had attacked Deputy First Class Dean Bardes and gotten on top of him on the ground. Strother — in the middle of the road — was attacking Bardes. And that’s when our hero, Russell, showed up.
What happened next was caught on camera, and you can watch it here. But be warned — it’s not safe for children or the faint of heart. The scene was filmed by motorists who had stopped to see what was going on.
As Strother was on top of officer Bardes, Russell nonchalantly walked up to the scene with his gun in hand. He warned Strother to get off the officer and to stop attacking him. Strother didn’t listen. That’s when Russell decided to fire his gun — three times he shot, then Strother fell to the ground.
Obviously, Russell wasn’t charged with any crime — he had just saved a police officer. At a press conference later, Mike Scott, the county’s sheriff, issued a statement.
“In a day and age where race is a near instant focus for media and other pundits in police incidents,” Scott said, “the fact is that this hero happens to be a man of color who stopped another man of color from further harming or killing a white cop; thereby reminding us that black lives matter, blue lives matter, and indeed all life matters.”
And what did Phil think of this?
Phil sees the heroism in this as well.
“This man is a hero!” he said on Facebook. “Like and Share his brave story with your friends!”