Citizen With Concealed Weapon License Kills Suspect Beating Deputy

A passerby shot and killed a person who was fighting with a Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputy on Interstate 75 Monday morning.

Deputy First Class Dean Bardes, a 12-year-veteran, was working an accident at mile marker 126 when the suspect came upon him, causing Bardes to pursue him at high speeds.

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Bardes and the suspect exited their vehicles at the Corkscrew Road exit and a fight started.

The passerby, who had a Concealed Weapons License, exited his vehicle and instructed the suspect to stop beating the deputy, sources said.

After noncompliance from the suspect, the passerby shot the suspect three times.  The suspect later died.

The deputy was screaming for help when the citizen shot the suspect.  Deputy Bardes was treated and released from Lee Memorial Hospital.

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  1. Katrina

    My condolences go to the family of the deceased. He was loved by someone. Very grateful that the officer is going to be OK and the citizen showed up when he did. Hope he gets some counseling to help him deal with the impact of taking a life. Not an easy thing to deal with even though it is the right thing.

    • Some Rabbit

      You might find this surprising Katrina, but killing someone who deserves to die is no big deal, in fact it can be quite gratifying. You get a real sense of satisfaction when your enemy goes down.

      • Katrina

        I’m happy not to agree with you, Rabbit. The last thing most humans want to do is take another life. It is disturbing to have that act referred to as gratifying or giving a sense of satisfaction. We don’t know anything about the man who died other than that he was out of control and behaving irrationally. He certainly earned his death, but it is still not to be taken lightly.

  2. Sue Rawson

    thank you for protecting our boys in blue!

  3. Count_Iblis

    That’s why democrats don’t like them. Their voters are usually the bad guys.

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