NFL football player Justin Herron was honored by the police department and is deemed a hero in Arizona, after stopping a sexual assault.
The Patriots offensive lineman noticed a 30-year-old suspect pushing a 71-year-old retired teacher to the ground. That is when the massive offensive lineman and another man Murry Rogers intervened.
The former 2020 NFL Draft Picks out of Wake Forest played in 12 games last season starting in six for the Patriots.
The police rewarded the two men and honored them for their actions.
“We are here to honor two good Samaritans that intervened during this vicious attack and detained the suspect until police could arrive and make sure that he was taken into custody,” Detective Natalie Barela of the Tempe Police Department said at a news conference. “If not for the swift actions of Mr. Justin Herron and Mr. Murry Rogers, this vicious attack could’ve been much worse.”
Said police Chief Jeff Glover: “The impact they’ve had on our victim’s life; these two individuals stepped forward and truly saved her life.”
Herron and Murry received the “Outstanding Citizen” Award from the Police.