A group of Detroit Police Officers were honored yesterday for saving a mom and two of her kids from a violent domestic abuse incident on February 3rd. Officers were able to move them to safety and make the arrest of the suspect.

Authorities say the incident began when a woman called 911 and said she and her two children were hiding in the home and needed help immediately. The frightened woman told dispatch her husband had two guns and said he was not going to go to jail, and that he said he was going to kill them.

Detroit officers arrived and heard screaming inside, so they made the decision to force entry into the location.

Once inside the home, they spotted the suspect assaulting his wife while one of the children was on his back trying to stop him. Officers were able to deploy a taser and get the suspect into custody.

When officers went upstairs, they contacted the children and one could be heard saying on bodycam “Thank you! Oh God! He was going to shoot all of us.” The officer replies, “We won’t let that happen. You guys are okay.”

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Detroit Police Chief James Craig awarded officers and dispatchers involved in this incident with the Chief Citation for Heroic Action.

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“This is not television,” Craig said. “These are real-life heroes.”

Great job officers!

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