Baton Rouge woman: 'I've got another family' after saving officer's life

Vickie Williams Tillman

He was reaching for officer Aime's gun when the petite 56-year-old woman jumped onto his back and brought the assailant down.

Vickie Williams-Tillman was on her way to Sam's Club and Walmart early Sunday morning, listening to gospel music, when she noticed a police officer struggling with a man on the side of Harry Drive. The officer saw drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle of 28-year-old suspect Thomas Bennett during a traffic stop, per police.

At that moment, she says, "The officer and I just locked eyes". "You don't think about the risk". "I know God led me in that direction when I left my home".

Just days after a Florida man was hailed as a hero for saving a police officer's life from a vicious attack, a Louisiana woman has found herself in a very similar situation. Responding officers arrived on the scene and were able to take Bennett down with a stun gun before things got too violent.

She isn't the only person intervening on behalf of police officers.

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Bennett took the baton from the police officer and proceeded to beat him with it.

Intervention: Aime credits Williams-Tillman for possibly saving his life.

'It was something that went through my soul, ' she said.

Bennett was arrested on aggravated batters, disarming a police officer, battery on a police offer, resisting an officer with violence, possession of cocaine and possession drug paraphernalia charges.

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"Vickie Williams-Tillman epitomizes the true Good Samaritan", Weston-Broome said in a statement. Williams-Tillman reportedly hurt her wrist. "Ms. Williams-Tillman is a hero and demonstrates the true meaning of loving God and loving your neighbor".

She definitely had his back.

The officer and Williams-Tillman embraced in a hug after they were both treated at the hospital.

According to WAFB, backup eventually arrived and were forced to deploy a taser to get the suspect under control. "For showing so much love and concern for one of our officers BRPDSalutes you", the department added, posting about the incident on Facebook.

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