WATCH: Heroic Cop Inadvertently Makes Instructional Video on How NOT to Kill Mentally Ill Man

Posted on January 9, 2020 1:22 am

A Fontana police officer expertly demonstrated how to deescalate and peacefully resolve what could have been a disastrous encounter with a citizen in the throws of a mental health crisis. Officer Josh MacMillan diffused the situation with a suicidal man and allowed both men to safely return home to their families. His heroic act should serve as a standard for the rest of police across the country. In November, MacMillan got a call from dispatch saying a citizen had a run-in with a strange man who brandished a firearm and appeared “disgruntled.” The citizen identified himself but the 911 call…