KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – When Deputy Jason Weber was shot down on Bisbee Street on Wednesday morning, Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah quickly rushed to the scene.
“I saw a citizen out there with a towel, wrapped around him. I don’t even know what the guys name was. I know where he lives and I’m going to find him and I am going to thank him,” said Sheriff Skrah.
That resident was Michael Cooper, who heard the whole event unfold right in front of his home. Cooper rushed to the deputy’s side and did his best to try to stop the bleeding.
“I seen he was bleeding at that time from the face real bad. so I got him to hold still and get him onto the front of the car. I started checking him out, and I saw he had another wound besides the face wound on his side,” said Cooper.
Cooper held towels on Weber until help arrived. The sheriff said Cooper’s efforts may have helped save Weber’s life.
“This guy didn’t know Weber, but he’s there doing what he can. That’s the quality of people,” said Skrah.
After the incident, Cooper says he was shaken, and realized he was covered in blood, but he says he was glad to be there and to help out.
“It’s just something I would do for anybody,” said Cooper.