Cedar City man honored for ‘heroic intervention’

Mar 15, 2022, 10:42 AM | Updated: 12:07 pm
Cedar City Police Department's Chief of Police, Darin Adams, presents Colter Bennett a citizen comm...
Cedar City Police Department's Chief of Police, Darin Adams, presents Colter Bennett a citizen commendation in Cedar City. (Courtesy: Alysha Lundgren, Cedar City News)
(Courtesy: Alysha Lundgren, Cedar City News)

CEDAR CITY, Utah— Citizen Colter Bennett was honored for intervening when a man hit a woman with a baseball bat. Bennett’s actions helped her escape according to the St. George News. 

A man, identified as Daniel Andersen, was assaulting a woman with a baseball bat when Bennett noticed and stepped in, allowing the victim to flee the area. Bennett pulled Andersen’s hair and distracted him long enough for the victim to escape. Andersen responded by striking Bennett in the face multiple times as the two engaged in a physical struggle.

On Wednesday, Cedar City Chief of Police Darin Adams presented Bennett with a citizen commendation for his heroic actions.

“Without hesitation, Colter rushed towards [Andersen and the woman] to help free the victim. Colter was forced to strike the suspect multiple times in the head and as a result, broke his hand,” Adams said.

“We strongly believe that without Colter’s heroic intervention, the female victim would have likely received further and more serious injuries,” Adams said. “Courage like Colter’s is rarely seen in today’s society.”

Bennett said he thanked God for helping him, help her.



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Cedar City man honored for ‘heroic intervention’