Officer almost crushed by Capitol mob: “If it wasn’t my job I would have done that for free.”

January 17, 2021 ☼ jan6

Source: Slate

Link: Officer almost crushed by Capitol mob: “If it wasn’t my job I would have done that for free.”

A Washington, D.C. police officer who was almost crushed to death by the insurrectionist mob that swarmed the Capitol earlier this month would do it all over again if he had the opportunity. “If it wasn’t my job I would have done that for free,” Daniel Hodges, 32, said. “It was absolutely my pleasure to crush a white nationalist insurrection and I’m glad I was in a position to help. We’ll do it as many times as it takes.” Video that went viral shows rioters pinning Hodges between a sliding door and the doorframe. In the video, Hodges can be seen crying out in pain with his mouth bloodied as the rioters around him seem determined to cause him some serious harm.

The man is a hero. Too bad there were a few that were craven or supportive. It’ll be that way in any force.