Earlier this week in Chesterfield County, Virginia one man was arrested after repeatedly stabbing multiple players at a high school football practice.
According to reports, a coach reprimanded a player and asked him to leave practice. The player left and then returned with his father.
When they returned to the field, the player began to physically attack his coach. Two other players stepped in to protect and defend their coach.
The father of the disgruntled player then pulled out a knife and repeatedly stabbed the two players in the face and chest and then ran from the scene. Police responded to the scene quickly and were able to locate and arrest the father that evening.
The two players are expected to recover fully and have no life-threatening injuries.
Chesterfield Police Chief Col. Jeffery Katz said in a statement, “I’d like to take this opportunity to publicly THANK those two heroic players for doing the right thing. To THANK the coach for committing to the development of our community’s youth at personal risk, and to THANK the men and women of the Chesterfield County Police Department who continue to choose entry into the arena – sometimes to the jeers of jackals – in order to make a positive difference in our community and serve complete strangers in their time of greatest need."
We too would like to commend the two players for their heroic act of defending their coach.
Please join us in praying for all involved.
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