Do You Agree with the Arizona Law on Illegal Immigrants?
Whether you agree with the new Arizona immigration law or not, there’s one thing that cannot be disputed… This particular incident would NOT have happened if U.S. immigration laws were actually enforced.
This police dashcam video shows Steve Stone, with the Texas Department of Public Safety, attempting a routine traffic stop for speeding. Finding alcohol in the vehicle and drugs on the driver, officer Stone attempts to place the driver under arrest. That’s when things go terribly wrong.
When the passenger of this vehicle exits the automobile, a fierce gun fight begins with the assailants emptying their semi-automatic weapons in the direction of Officer Stone.
An estimated 20 rounds were fired by the driver and passenger of the vehicle. Texas Police Trooper Steve Stone is shot five times – twice in the chest; once in the back; and three times in the neck. Officer Stone falls into an embankment as he is shot and is not able to return gunfire. His bullet-proof vest helps to save his life, but he is still badly injured and in life-threatening condition.
The shot in the back was not stopped by his bullet-proof vest and exited through the front of his shoulder. The three shots to the neck left Trooper Stone barely able to speak, but luckily, did not severe his aorta artery. As the two gunmen flee the scene in their truck, Officer Stone was then able to crawl to his patrol car and use its radio to summon help.
Officer Stone was able to speak enough to give a description of the vehicle and the assailants. Thanks to Officer Stone’s speedy description, the two men were soon spotted. This time, however, they would not pull over. The ensuing police chase ended in an automobile accident. Both assailants survived and were taken to jail, where it was discovered that the driver was an illegal immigrant who had been criminally deported — get this – not once, but two times — prior to this incident for felony drug and weapons violations. This would have been the driver’s third strike.
After barely surviving the car crash, the two gunmen were convicted of several counts of aggravated assault on a public servant and sentenced to life in prison.
Despite his life-threatening injuries, Officer Stone survives the tragic ordeal. And, later, after two years of physical therapy, he returns to the job as an investigator. “I didn’t want my little girl to have to grow up without a father,” stated Officer Stone. “I didn’t want my wife to have to explain to her why I wasn’t around,” he added.