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3 good Samaritans help Polk County deputy attacked by driver

Deputy suffered broken thumb, cuts and bruises

News 6 at 6a
News 6 at 6a

POLK COUNTY, Fla. – Three good Samaritans helped a Polk County deputy after he was attacked on the job on Sunday.

Deputy Mike Walsh had pulled over 32-year-old Corey Johnson for running a stop sign in Winter Haven when Johnson attacked and started punching the deputy, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

"Him and the other guy rolling around in the center median," said witness Chris Carver. "By the time I got out of my car they had crossed the westbound lanes."

Three people saw the attack, stopped their cars and chased Johnson down the street, pinning him down until backup could arrive, deputies said.

"I am not out to look for no hero stuff, none of that stuff, all I wanted to do was just help that officer because that boy would have killed him," said witness George Cooper.

Walsh suffered a broken thumb, along with other cuts and bruises.

Johnson was arrested and had multiple warrants out for his arrest, according to deputies.