Marine stops man who was threatening to kill Memphis police officer

Darryle Tate explains how he pulled the suspect off the officer. (Source: WMC Action News 5)

(WMC) A Marine spotted a Memphis police officer in trouble Monday, so he stepped in to help.

The officer had stopped Michael Greene, who was trying to sell an EBT card outside Cash Saver.

When asked to walk to the police car, Greene started acting very nervous. The officer patted him down to look for weapons, and he felt a metal pipe in Greene’s waistband.

The officer put one handcuff on him, and Greene hit him in the face with the handcuffs. Greene hit him several times with his fist and tried to grab the pipe in his waistband.

According to the report, Greene screamed, “I will kill you.”

When Marine Darryle Tate drove by and saw what was happening, he pulled Greene off of the officer and got control of the situation.

Memphis Police Department said Tate may have saved an officer’s life with his actions.

Tate spent 25 years as an active duty Marine. He also served as a police officer in California.

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