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.
She rolled down her window to ask if the officer needed help, but she couldn’t hear him respond. She did, however, lock eyes with him.
“I could see in his eyes he needed help,” said Williams-Tillman. “You don’t have time to think about it … I did what God needed me to do.”
And what Williams-Tillman did — jumping on the attacker’s back until more police arrived — has many in the community, including the mayor, hailing the 56-year-old as a hero.
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