“Charges in attack on wildlife officer upgraded to attempted murder” -from a Greenville, SC news
Our Henderson County WRC officer was badly injured after an attack by two un-armed plant poachers.
He was investigating a “parked vehicle”
They: “beat Stronach in the head with a motorcycle helmet. Matthew Arold kicked Stronach in the head repeatedly,”
Hearsay from the neighboring state forest ranger:
Officer deployed his Taser on one, when the second jumped him and took control of the Taser.
The assailants then used the Taser 4-5 times on the officer while beating him. (not sure of that)
The officer maintained control of his firearm by laying on his holster side. (sounds very likely)
Not much locally, Asheville source WLOS: NC Wildlife Resource Officer Assault
Be safe guys!
It’s not all about customer service, be alert!!