A man passing through a mostly vacant parking lot in Circleville, Ohio, spotted a police officer outside of his patrol car. As he got closer to the cop, he stopped and quickly snapped a photo, which has since gone viral after shocked people saw what else it caught on closer look.
Officer spotted in Circleville, Ohio (left), Tyler Russell (right)
Tyler Russell was using the back side of the Walmart parking lot as a shortcut to get where he was going when he happened upon the police officer. He could see the cop was from a different county than the one he was currently in, and while that wasn’t unusual, what he wrote in his Facebook post with this photo about this moment, as he sat and watched, caught viewers completely off guard.
Hoping to get his message out and reach the deputy in the picture, Russel sent the image and his message to the Ohio Going Blue Facebook page. He began by saying, “To the sheriff deputy outside messing with his cruiser, what you didn’t know was I sat in this parking spot…” The onlooker watched without the cop knowing since his back was toward him and Russell kept a good distance on purpose. The civilian explained that while the cop didn’t realize he was there, he also didn’t know that Russell had a gun in his car.
Although cop haters would probably assume that Russell had seen the officer doing something illegal or inappropriate, the truth is much different. Russell watched the police officer to provide him with some backup in case things took a wrong turn.
“I sat in this parking spot watching over you, watching your back, I got your 6,” Russell explained in his open message to this deputy. “What else you didn’t know was that I got a CCW and I will protect your life if it comes down to it,” he added.
Russell wanted to make sure that no Black Lives Matter instigators or other violent “activists” took advantage of the officer while he had his back turned. The police officer was on duty alone, or so he thought since he didn’t know there was a good guy with a gun there as a backup in a moment’s notice in case a bad guy with a gun might attempt to take him down.
“You’re not on your own out here. Stay safe sir,” Russell said in closing, sharing a sentiment that many of us who legally carry a weapon with us wherever we go can relate to, and criminals need to beware.
According to American Web Media, Facebook users shared their appreciation of Russell and the other good guys with guns in America.
“How awesome! It’s good to know some people support our guys! I pray for my husband every day he walks out the door to go to work!” one user commented.
“This was truly awesome to see! My father does a lot in response vehicles both police and firefighter. It helps ease a lot of anxiety to see there are people watching over them! Thank you so much!!!” another wrote.
“Tyler Russell May God bless you and yours this Christmas season for the love you demonstrated by caring for another.”
All of the cop haters in America have allowed for there to be an open season on police officers in the name of justice for thugs and support of the Black Lives Matter movement. However, that is all coming to an end as support grows for the police and responsible gun owners assert their right to protect themselves and their fellow man.
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