DALLAS – You know the saying, ‘Being in the right place at the right time?’ Well, no one knows that better than two Dallas cops and two pretty lucky victims.
Officer Ruben Martinez and Sergeant Jackie Moore were honored Tuesday with Courage Awards for their heroic actions in the field.
Same award, but two very different stories.
Officer Martinez was off duty, driving with his family, when he saw a man with a gun and a woman who had just been shot in the face. So, what did he jumped out of his car, shot the suspect – leaving him in critical condition – and saved the victim.
As for Sgt. Moore, she was heading to Dallas Police headquarters when she spotted trouble – a stabbing victim in pretty bad shape.
So, what did she do? She shot and killed the armed suspect. Once again, the victim was saved. This time it was Vincent Cortez.
"If it hadn't been for the officer, this officer, I wouldn't be here. That's pretty much the long and short of it,” Cortez said.
It’s all in the line of duty, right?
Sometimes it’s hard to remember – with so many questionable shootings – that a lot of the time, the cops get it right.