Joseph Dean of Winchester, Calif., and Wendell Knighton of
McGill, Nev., were stopped at a rest area near Jackpot, Nev., when
they saw a man shoot a sheriff's deputy. As the criminal advanced
on his car, Dean grabbed a pistol, rolled under the vehicle and
exchanged shots with him. Knighton, sitting in his own car, opened
up, too. In the fusillade, the criminal was killed with no injury
to bystanders. Meanwhile, Knighton's wife and sister-in-law gave
first aid to the fallen deputy, probably saving his life.
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