A former police officer stops car to help Florida State Trooper attacked by suspects on the side of Interstate 75.
(WBBH, NBC NEWSCHANNEL) For the second time in a month, a Good Samaritan stopped to help a law enforcement officer who needed assistance on Florida's Interstate 75.
Earlier this week a Florida Highway Patrol trooper pulled over a speeding car. Soon after, the men inside became hostile and resisted arrest.
The trooper was outnumbered, until a passing retired police officer stopped to help.
Jeffery Duclos, a veteran and former Rhode Island police officer, said when he saw the trooper wrestling a man on the ground - alone - his training and 30 years of law enforcement work kicked in.
He didn't hesitate to stop his car on busy I-75.
"I think the kid saw me coming... so he basically surrendered," Duclos said.
He knows it could have been much worse.
The two men in the car were arrested
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