4 Antelope Valley Residents Honored For Saving Deputy From Violent Attack

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The Board of Supervisors Tuesday honored four residents who came to the aid of a female deputy sheriff who was attacked by a would-be carjacker.

On Jan. 31, Deputy Kimberly Boissier approached a man suspected of attacking a local pastor, then trying to carjack two vehicles near the Antelope Valley courthouse in Lancaster.

The suspect allegedly attacked Boissier and attempted to wrestle her gun away. He threw her in the middle of the road, nearly into the path of an oncoming school bus, Supervisor Michael Antonovich said.

The supervisor presented commendations to Gale Smith, Gilbert Ibarra, Tyson Beers and Mario Barrera, who stopped the attack and helped subdue the suspect until more deputies arrived.

“The quick action and bravery on the part of these good Samaritans may have prevented this violent attack from becoming deadly,” Antonovich said.

The alleged attacker, 24-year-old Danny Wright, is being held on $1 million bail pending a March 15 court date.

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  1. Chuey says:

    I’ll save the county a million. Let me take the punk for a ride in the desert..maybe take a couple of deputies with me for ‘security’.

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