Leland Police Officer Jacob Schwenk approaching the suspect (left), moments after he’s shot (right)
A police officer from Leland, North Carolina, was responding to a suspected drunk driver call when his life was threatened. As the officer approached with caution, the scumbag began to fire at the cop, shooting him a total of six times and nearly taking his life. However, the shooter got what he deserved only seconds letter when a brutal dose of instant karma was served.
When Leland Police Officer Jacob Schwenk was called to investigate a suspected drunk driver in Windsor Park community, he never could have imagined what would unfold. After hearing that the vehicle had struck some bushes and nearly hit several mailboxes, he approached the driver with caution. Unfortunately, the suspect, who was later identified as Brent Quinn, wouldn’t comply with the officer’s orders, choosing to instead step out of the vehicle and shoot the officer six times.
Officer Schwenk was shot “once in the chest and five times in the legs,” according to Blue Lives Matter. Although Quinn may have thought the officer was down and he could make a quick getaway, he got an epic dose of instant karma instead. When Officer Schwenk hit the ground, he returned fire, fatally shooting Quinn in the face and four times in the rest of his body. Luckily, Officer Charles McGee was in the area and arrived to assist Officer Schwenk with his injuries, applying a tourniquet to his co-worker’s leg, which ultimately saved his life.
“When you’re pulling somebody over, you really don’t know what their head space is or what their involvement in other crimes might be,” District Attorney Jon David said. “There was nothing about showing up on a DWI call which would have led a reasonable officer to conclude that his life was in danger. Fortunately, consistent with his training, as he approached the car, the officer already had his hand on his service weapon. He was being careful as he approached. So, it was that training that ultimately put him in a position to save his own life.”
Although the terrifying encounter occurred on December 9, 2016, the video of the incident, which captured the officer’s brave actions, was only recently released. Clearly, the officer was simply doing his job when his life was threatened, and he responded as effectively as he could during the moments leading to and following his injuries.
Although some anti-cop thugs might try to argue that the officer’s response was extreme, it wasn’t. The officer only returned fire after his life was already threatened by Quinn.
An autopsy later confirmed that Quinn’s blood alcohol content “was 0.26 percent at the time of the shooting, more than three times the legal limit for driving,” according to Star News Online. Currently, Officer Schwenk is recovering from his injuries but plans to return to work in a few months. Although it’s unfortunate that the officer had to take someone’s life, Quinn should have thought twice before nearly killing a police officer.
Police officers are putting their lives on the line daily to ensure the safety of American citizens. Although they’ve been given a bad reputation from thugs like Black Lives Matter and selfish people within our country, it is the men and women in blue who will come to your rescue should you ever need it.
If anyone deserves recognition and praise for their heroic deeds it is the heroic men and women like Officer Schwenk. Not only do they often have to spend more time with their co-workers than their families, but they are willing to lose their lives, protecting those who don’t appreciate it. Hopefully, with a little bit of help, we all can join together and support our law enforcement officers by saying “thank you” whenever we get a chance. God knows these heroes deserve it.