IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa City police officer has received a commendation for his actions, while off duty, to help subdue a suspect who was trying to take the service gun of another officer.
Officials say the incident happened May 1, while off-duty Officer Kevin Bailey was driving his personal vehicle to an appointment. Reports show Bailey spotted a University of Iowa police officer struggling with a man along the roadside. Bailey jumped out of this car and helped the other officer subdue the man. It was only afterward that Bailey learned the suspect had been trying to grab the other officer’s firearm.
Baily was honored Friday morning at a commendation ceremony at the Iowa City Civic Center.