Tow Op Meets His Handgun Hero

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Nine Shots Fired, One Life Saved


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.  – A towing operator who was nearly crushed to death two weeks ago got a chance to meet the hero who saved his life.

Tow Op Meets His Handgun Hero

Lewis Hewitt had been dispatched on a standard disabled vehicle call on Dec. 12.  According to witnesses he was attempting to position the car when it began rolling down a slight incline.  This is when he became pinned between the hood of the vehicle and a steel wire fence line.

Witnesses began to frantically call for help from passing motorists.  Jamaryon Middlebrooks saw the commotion and pulled over to assess the scene.  He then quickly raced back to his vehicle to retrieve his handgun.

Middlebrooks dislodged the cable from its support pole by firing nine rounds from a pistol until the connection was broken.  This immediately released the pressure pushing against Hewitt’s body, who witnesses say was already turning blue by that point.

“That handgun saved my life,” says Hewitt, being interviewed by Fox59 News.

While he recovered, Hewitt’s wife Jessica reached out to Fox59 to locate the hero who had done so much for them.

“He saved my life when he saved my husband’s,” she said. “He’s my life, you know.”

The two men finally met just inside the Hewitt home last Wednesday.  After a hug and a handshake, Middlebrooks quietly asks how his new friends is doing.

“A lot better than I was that night,” Hewitt responds in a low, labored voice.  His speech is slowly returning to normal.

Also on hand for the reunion was Louis’ sister, Amber Hewitt.

“If it wasn’t for him, my brother wouldn’t have been here this Christmas,” she said. “But because of him, he is. So he’s our hero.”

Louis, who is unable to recall the incident, is expected to make a full recovery.




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