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KSP dispatcher requested to save a life on day off

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KSP dispatcher requested to save a life on day off

April 6th, 2014 @ 6:51PM (7 years ago)

First. ..good for her. Why is this coming out almost a year later.

KSP dispatcher requested to save a life on day off

April 7th, 2014 @ 12:46AM (7 years ago)

GREAT JOB. You not only kept him from getting hurt, but our people too.

Thunder weapons ban? I don't think that is a good idea

April 8th, 2014 @ 3:43PM (7 years ago)

Why is the Mayor asking law abiding citizens to leave their guns at home for Thunder? They aren't the problem. Why doesn't he just request the criminals, misunderstood youth, and thugs to stay at home? Oh, I remember why. It's because this is Hug-A-Thug Louisville, he's Democrat, and he doesn't want to make the African American community angry.

KSP dispatcher requested to save a life on day off

April 8th, 2014 @ 9:56PM (7 years ago)

No way, Mayor. This lady saved a man with her concealed carry weapon. What have you done lately but talk?

Detroit — Deborah Hughes stood up to a ferocious mob and possibly saved a man’s life.

The retired nurse said Monday she didn’t hesitate when she saw a group of men savagely beating Steven Utash last week, after he got out of his pickup on the city’s east side to check on a 10-year-old boy he had hit with his vehicle.

“Nothing was really going through my head, other than ‘They need to stop beating this man,’ ” said Hughes, 56.

The incident started about 4:10 p.m., when Utash, a tree trimmer, accidently struck 10-year-old David Harris near Morang and McKinney. Hughes, who lives across the street, said events unfolded quickly.

“I looked out the window and saw that the boy had been hit, so I threw on my coat and ran out there,” said Hughes, who is retired from the St. James Nursing Center in Detroit.

Hughes also made sure to pack her .38 caliber pistol. “You have to carry a gun around here,” she said. “This neighborhood is terrible. I don’t walk around without my gun.

“I saw the boy all by himself, crying,” Hughes said. “His father was in the store. He came out, and I told him, ‘I’m a nurse; don’t touch him. Let him lay there.’ The baby was crying so hard, and I talked to him and tried to calm him down.

“About that time, I saw (Utash) get out of his truck; he came running up saying, ‘Oh, my God, tell me he’s all right. Please tell me he’s all right.’ He was hysterical.”

The crowd that had gathered suddenly attacked Utash, Hughes said.

“He was screaming, and they were beating him, and kicking him,” she said.

Although police on Monday said they’re expanding their investigation to include the possibility that the attack was a hate crime, Hughes said she didn’t see anything to suggest that.

“I didn’t hear anything racial, but it’s hard to tell everything that was being said because people were all yelling at the same time. I know some people were screaming, ‘You hit my cousin,’ and ‘You hit my nephew,’ but I didn’t hear anyone say ‘You white so-and-so’ or anything like that.”

Hughes said she ran toward the mob to try to intervene.

“I said ‘Please don’t hit him anymore,’ and they backed up. Everybody cleared the way and gave me room to work on him. Nobody cussed me; they didn’t attack me. They just let me do what I needed to do.

KSP dispatcher requested to save a life on day off

April 9th, 2014 @ 7:12PM (7 years ago)

The new cameras are up and running at water front park. I give them 3 months and they will be offline permanently like the ones on poplar level rd in the sixth division. This administration is hug a thug friendly along with the courts in this city and will never do nothing to the black gang voters in this city. What a joke. If you take this as racist I really don't care. The truth is the truth.

KSP dispatcher requested to save a life on day off

April 9th, 2014 @ 7:12PM (7 years ago)

The new cameras are up and running at water front park. I give them 3 months and they will be offline permanently like the ones on poplar level rd in the sixth division. This administration is hug a thug friendly along with the courts in this city and will never do nothing to the black gang voters in this city. What a joke. If you take this as racist I really don't care. The truth is the truth.

KSP dispatcher requested to save a life on day off

April 9th, 2014 @ 7:14PM (7 years ago)

FOP President Mutchler did a great job talking to the Metro Council today. He gets grief on this site but he did a fine job and opened their eyes to several things today.