Not only did Darren Phillips serve his country, but the former Marine, turned truck driver may have just saved the life of a cop in Wyoming.
The trucker is being praised for stopping on a Wyoming highway and pulling a man off of a trooper before the man could grab the trooper's gun.
Phillips drives an 18-wheeler for a Utah fuel company. He happened to be on I-80 near Green River last Thursday when he saw a trooper and a man wrestling on the ground.
“I put my brakes on, and I jump out," Phillips told KSL-TV. "And by this time, the trooper is on his back and the guy is on top of him. The trooper saw me running over, and as soon as I got up to him, he says, ‘He’s going for my gun."
Phillips said he used a chokehold to pull the man off the trooper.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol said on Facebook that the suspect tried to disarm the trooper after being stopped for a speeding violation. They found 74 pounds of marijuana and some cocaine in his vehicle.