Batavia Police Officer Darryle Streeter has worked in his department for years. But what happened last week is something he’ll never forget.
According to Officer Streeter, he pulled over a car early in the morning on June 5. In that vehicle was Brandon Fogg, who is a suspect in an open investigation.
“I then went around to the passenger side of the vehicle to speak to him,” Streeter recalled.
He said that’s when Fogg took off.
“At that point in time, I took him physically down to the ground and an altercation occurred between the two of us.”
He said he thought he had the suspect pinned face down on the ground – but that’s actually when the situation turned worse.
“I see a handgun pulled out from under his belly and being pointed basically at my head,” he recalled.
Streeter said he prepared himself for the inevitable. But what happened next was like something out of a movie.
“I see a foot come down on his wrist. I see a hand reach down and remove the hand gun from there.”
That foot belonged to Ralph Bush, a military veteran and a worker at O-AT-KA Milk Products, a company across the street.
Bush was just finishing his shift and heading home when he saw the fight.
“I turned left to leave and looked in my rear view mirror,” said Bush.
As soon as he realized the officer was in trouble, he sprinted over to help
“At the time I noticed a pistol came into play,” he recalled. “I wasn’t about to let him get shot.”
Bush pulled the weapon away, which later turned out to be a BB gun. Streeter then arrested the suspect.
The officer, who is a husband and a father of two, is grateful Bush was there.
“It was a flood of emotions,” he said.
The two of now become friends.
“Oh absolutely. We’ll be friends for the rest of our lives now,” said Streeter.
What’s next for them? A man-date.
“He is six months away from retiring and I think we’re going to go fishing,” Bush added.