Stepping up, helping out: Security officers in the news

Former security officer Sherman Yarborough, Jr. helped calm this passenger down on a recent American Airlines plane in Atlanta.


Amazing compassion was shown by American Airlines passenger Sherman Yarborough, Jr., a former security officer, who helped subdue an unruly passenger while on the tarmac in Atlanta.

ROMULUS, Mich. (FOX 2) - The former security guard, ironically with "security" written on his shirt that day, stepped in.

Yarborough, who says he is 6 feet, 8 inches, and 360 pounds, had the help of another big fella to subdue the passenger.

On video, you can hear Sherman comforting the woman as she calms down. The woman in the video, which later went viral, was eventually taken off - and taken to a hospital.

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A security officer patrolling the Meadow Park Apartments in Rochester, Minnesota, came across a group of intoxicated men drinking and smoking in a laundry room area. 

Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The guard said when he told them to leave, one pulled out a knife and threatened him. The guard responded by using his pepper spray on the man.

The man - 34-year-old Abdinajib Warsame - was arrested on a felony assault charge.

Read more KROC news here.



Courage and a clear head displayed by a Seattle security officer who prevented an assault and rape:

KOMO News -- Tracey Baker told KOMO News that he saw a man Wednesday evening who was attacking a woman outside the apartment building, located at 1431 Minor Ave.

“You need to back off,” Baker said he told the suspect. He is a private security guard for Iconic Global who was hired to keep the apartment building's residents safe. When he saw the incident, he decided to go above and beyond. “He went to the street (and) I actually grabbed him, and led him back to the gate right here.”

The guard cuffed the suspect until police arrived.

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