Here’s What Happened When a Drunk Driver Pulled a Gun on a Police Officer

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Bearing Arms

It’s not often that a suspect’s attorney calls the police officer who arrested him a “true hero;” but in John Picerno’s eyes, that exactly what Overland Park Police Sergeant Scott Ferguson is.

Back in April, Ferguson was on night patrol when he spotted a vehicle driving along the wrong side of road with no headlights on.

He pulled the car over, but the driver quickly took off again…only to crash into a fire hydrant.

Dash cam footage from Ferguson’s patrol car then shows the drunk driver exiting his vehicle. He stood there hunched over with his hands behind his back, until Ferguson began approaching. That’s when the driver pulled out a pistol.

Rather than brandishing his own weapon, Ferguson wrestled the gun out of the driver’s hands – and the driver to the ground where he was finally handcuffed.

At his hearing in August, the suspect

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