Two construction workers were going about their day in Boston, Massachusetts a few weeks ago when they saw an officer struggling to subdue a suspect. Instead of going about their business, the two workers took action.
Officer Edward Fleming, a 21-year veteran of the force, was working a detail for Turner Construction when he saw a young thug commit larceny. According to Liveleak, Fleming chased the thug down, but the suspect shoved the officer and tried to flee the scene.
It was then that Ned Flood, a superintendent for Turner Construction, rushed to Fleming’s aid. The no-nonsense construction worker tackled the suspect to the ground as his colleague Robert Doyle rushed to help.
The entire scene played out on surveillance video, which can be seen below. Be sure to watch for the end, when Fleming high-fives the workers after they successfully subdued the suspect.
The thug in the video has not been identified, but police have described him as a “violent career criminal.”
Both Flood and Doyle were later honored by Boston Police Commissioner William Evans for their bravery. It’s nice to see that some people are still willing to help our nation’s cops!