Those involved say this incident could have ended a lot differently had it not been for the help of some good Samaritans. One of those good Samaritans was U.S. Postal Service mail carrier Ramique Hill.
Hill said his life changed forever that day on Peck Street. He was on his daily route when he heard gunshots and rustling coming from a residence.
“My first thought was ‘somebody needs help: call the police.’ I called them and they asked me to look in, and from that moment, everything changed in my life,” Hill said.
Rochester Police Officer Denny Wright was attempting to remove Keith Williams from his home as requested by his family. That call turned violent when Williams began stabbing Officer Wright in the face and upper body. Ramique Hill helped hold Williams down, preventing him from continued attacks, and preventing Wright from further injuries.
“I still like, wish I could have just been there earlier, you know, because he didn’t deserve what happened to him. You know, his family didn’t deserve that,” Hill said, “From then on, I just have a whole different outlook, not everybody’s bad. What can we do? We can protect each other.”
Hill said his life will never be the same after that day and that he has a new respect for law enforcement that he didn’t have before.