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Guns Drawn at Helen's SOWO 2013



Made front page news in the White County Newspaper. Helen's finest protecting their citizens!

This driver had run away from the officer and...
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Made front page news in the White County Newspaper. Helen's finest protecting their citizens!

This driver had run away from the officer and made him chase him 1-2 a mile. When the officer got to our jeep up beside this car, he pulled his gun and stepped in front of the car. This is when I took the photos. The driver then tried to run over him several times before turning left and tried to out run the officer. He then jumped out his car and began running, leaving his family in the car.

Very scary to weapons pulled and pointed near us.
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27 Comments | Report
Charliano
 
Charliano January 21, 2015
Awesome capture, True emotion..
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SweetRay January 24, 2015
Pretty brave looks like he could have turned on you lol
CarolSadler PRO
 
CarolSadler January 24, 2015
It was quite surreal. We had no place to go as we were trapped in traffic. I was hoping he wouldn't have to shoot.
William_Doyle
 
William_Doyle February 16, 2015
Did they get the guy? And why did he run?
CarolSadler PRO
 
CarolSadler February 16, 2015
Yes, the crowd helped. He actually pulled over and then tried to run the officer over and then jumped out of his car and ran leaving his family behind. Apparently he had a warrant out.
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chuckrickman February 27, 2015
WOW. Perfect timing.
CarolSadler PRO
 
CarolSadler August 21, 2015
Thank you Amanda!
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barbarabrock November 07, 2015
Where was this?
CarolSadler PRO
 
CarolSadler November 08, 2015
This was in Helen, GA at the 2013 SOWO event. People get out of control.
malcolmbowey
 
malcolmbowey January 02, 2016
I hope he wasn't pointing that your way
jamesligon PRO
 
jamesligon January 19, 2016
You do realize that a slight movement of the officers weapon would put the bullet through you. You may have interfered with the arrest because the officer observed you in the line of fire. Good capture on your part.
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CarolSadler January 19, 2016
I know, we were actually scared. We were in traffic with NO where to go. We watched the officer run after this car coming toward us and then the car got stuck in traffic beside us. I didn't interfere as I was in our jeep and just turned around backwards to take the photo. The car then turned behind us to go into a clearing still trying to get away and then jumped out of his moving car with his family still in the car. He then ran back across the road behind us and people and the officer were chasing him. Actually some people in the crowd finally tackled him. It was unreal! My photo made front page news.......:)
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots February 02, 2016
Awesome capture and story!
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CarolSadler February 02, 2016
Once in a lifetime...........for sure!
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DerrickSteeves February 16, 2016
This is an amazing photo. The intensity and determination on the Officer's face are magnificently captured. What's really cool though, you can see the young guy's face in the mirror. Awesome capture!
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CarolSadler February 16, 2016
Thank you, it was very surreal to witness, much less capture. Made the front page news!
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johneddy March 23, 2016
as a former U.S army combat medic I have to applaud the officers form on his weapon. notice how he has his finger OUTSIDE the finger guard.
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CarolSadler March 24, 2016
and this is after he ran after him half a mile and his car kept bumping him............
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adavies March 25, 2016
Well, this is quite a capture! Awesome shot! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Rush Hour challenge:)
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JDLifeshots June 06, 2016
Voted Impactful!
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CarolSadler June 17, 2016
Thank you for all your votes.......really appreciate it!
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xavierfourez January 04, 2017
Definitely a dramatic s photograph ( I didn't want to use shot).
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hal-e January 30, 2017
Maybe you should consider being a photo journalist.
KevinStiffler
 
KevinStiffler August 02, 2017
Great image! Way to remain calm and capture the shot. Lots of people freeze up in similar situations. Well done!
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CarolSadler August 03, 2017
Thank you!
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iluv2shoot September 13, 2017
Fantastic capture and perfect timing!
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CarolSadler September 14, 2017
Thank you!!
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fotosnapper September 13, 2017
Great capture!
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CarolSadler September 14, 2017
Thank you!!
sosayweall
 
sosayweall December 29, 2017
Sometimes I have trouble picking a challenge winner but this was a no contest winner this time, absolutely shows a moment in time captured, perfect timeing!
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CarolSadler December 29, 2017
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CarolSadler December 29, 2017
Thank you so much!!!
djamesbarr
 
djamesbarr December 29, 2017
Powerful image... great capture!
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jamiesarkett December 29, 2017
Congrats on your win - talk about being at the right ( or wrong ) place at the right time !!!
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barbarabrock December 29, 2017
wow......
18ricco PRO+
 
18ricco December 21, 2018
Great just take the photo stay out of the way and get the photo!!! Tell The story and that is a great job in doing so!!!!!! Nice grab!!!!!!!!!!
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CarolSadler Jan 22
Thank you for your contest!!
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18ricco Jan 21
Congrates on winning my contest crime scenes no bodies!!!
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CarolSadler Jan 22
Thank you for your contest!! Excited to Win!!!!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Helen, GA at their 2013 SOWO (Southern Worthersee) Volkswagen car show event. We were sitting in traffic enjoying all the cars and people when all of sudden this policeman was running down the road, came right beside us and went around to the front of this car with gun/taser drawn. It was very surreal. The car turned left into the grass and tried to run over the cop. He sped off and eventually jumped out of his car and ran away on foot. The cop and the public chased him and finally caught him. It was very exciting and something you don't see every day.
Time
It was about 2:00 in the middle of the day.
Lighting
It was a gorgeous sunny day.
Equipment
I handheld my Nikon D5000 and Nikkor 55-200mm lens.
Inspiration
It was a once in a lifetime event and I had a front row seat. We were in our jeep and I turned around and just started snapping photos as the officer ran up to the front of the car. This photo and the story behind it made the front page of the White County newspaper.
Editing
No, I do very little post-processing. I just try to take a good photo. I may do some tighter cropping or adjusting lighting and color if necessary..
In my camera bag
I take my camera/lens everywhere. You never know when something exciting is going to happen: you are going to see a beautiful sunset or sunrise; a bear is going to run across the road; a deer is out in a field; or there will be beautiful butterflies on wildflowers on the side of the road.
Feedback
Always be ready to shoot! Have your camera with you at all times!

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