A police officer with at least 10 years of service was working an off duty assignment.
At the same time, a Father was bringing his son to the mental health center of UMASS Hospital.
The son was in the passenger side to the vehicle. As they approach the officer doing his job with the road crew, this individual decided to get out and attack the officer.

At one point the individual was able to GRAB the officers service weapon. (I don't think he was able to get it out of his holster). At some point the crew and passing EMS. along with the officer were able to restrain this person.

From what I understand the officer received scratches and bruises. It appeared to be that this person wanted to be killed by a cop.

One of the persons rendering aid was a person who was 250lbs 6"5" person who had 136 entries on his criminal record. His last 5 appearances were as a result of arrests made by the officer’s department, It seems that when the guy was arrested, those officers arresting him treated him decently.

Moral to the story. You never know what will happen, You never know how your actions will affect others. And you never know when where or how assistance will be provided.
So please be safe out there, show compassion when you can while making arrests,and always be alert..