March 15, 2017

WATCH: Hero security guard kills armed bank robber, won't face charges

StaffRebel Columnist

A good guy with a gun beat a bad guy with a gun.

Back on January 20, masked gunman Laurence Turner stormed Alpine Bank and shot the ceiling, making his presence known before aiming at Metro Enforcement security officer Brian Harrison.

According to, Harrison, a former Winnebago County deputy, jumped into action and shot his attacker.

Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea said, “They are taught generally to shoot center mass in the body. This is a very dynamic, fluid situation and he's doing what he was trained for 30 years to do and it was eliminate and take care of the threat.”

Turner, who was on drugs at the time, was shot twice and died at the scene. In addition to this attempted robbery, police linked Turner to a series of other armed robberies in 2016.

The Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office says Harrison's actions were justified.

“There is no doubt in my mind the actions of Brian Harrison saved the lives of those that were employees in the Alpine Bank location on that date and saved his own life,” Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato said.

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commented 2017-03-16 03:59:18 -0400
Oh No a poor helpless criminal died instead of innocents in the bank not committing a crime. The liberal tears will be flowing.
commented 2017-03-16 03:57:46 -0400
Well done sir!
commented 2017-03-16 03:57:13 -0400
Ivan Filippov the socialists here are selective and don’t follow the parts they do not like.
commented 2017-03-15 22:50:13 -0400
Problem arose, problem solved… I’m gratified to see there are still good examples of this… and aren’t the taxpayers happy? at least $2M saved on the apprehension, prosecution and incarceration of this person. Indeed, if we took this example to heart, we could balance the budget!

I’m having fun but I’m 100% supportive of this brave and quick-thinking guard
commented 2017-03-15 20:01:28 -0400
Never apply for a security job in Canada unless you are behind a think bullet proof glass wall.

If you do – even in self defence – shoot a bad guy – in most cases – YOU the security guy will be handcuffed and jailed.

Far better to turn your back and later say – “Honest officer I did not see anything but it is too bad because I would have shot him dead.”

Until Canada allows people to actually defend themselves and not face the criminal justice system – then no one will ever have the true right to “self defence”.

In closing:

Canada does not have a justice system.

Canada has a politically correct legal system.

You might think on that one for a bit.

commented 2017-03-15 17:46:34 -0400
Canada is turning into a socialist country, yet its legal system remains criminal friendly. That is not how the criminal system works in the socialist system. That system is fast. It takes very short time from being accused to be sentenced. Have you ever heard of Gulag? That how those criminals are treated, guilty or not guilty. Be careful what you wish for.
commented 2017-03-15 15:11:21 -0400
commented 2017-03-15 15:03:24 -0400
If a security guard killed a bank robber in Canada, that security guard would most certainly be facing serious time in jail, probably much more time in jail than if a bank robber had killed a security guard.

After all, our socialist legal system is criminal friendly and victim hostile.
commented 2017-03-15 14:52:35 -0400
Justified indeed!
Someone, somewhere will organize a march to demand the security guard face criminal charges…claiming/screaming that the man shooting a gun in the bank was somehow a victim of his addiction and should have been given the chance to live & overcome said addiction. If not this ridiculous argument, then, something equally ridiculous.