The U.S. Army hosted a Bloggers Roundtable on Monday, June 6, 2011 EDT, featuring Staff Sgt. Eddie Peoples, a heroic service member who recently foiled a bank robbery.
While visiting family members in Sarasota, Fla., on leave, Staff Sgt. Eddie Peoples from the 386th Movement Control Team, detained a suspect who had allegedly just committed a bank robbery and held him until the police arrived.
On the afternoon of May 31, Peoples and his two children stopped at a local bank in Sarasota. While he was there with his children, the suspect who has been charged with armed robbery and is being detained by local authorities, entered the bank, demanded money from bank employees and left with an undetermined amount of cash. Peoples, who watched the whole situation transpire, said he knew he could not stand by. Staff Sgt. Peoples took matters into his own hands and single-handled taking down the bank robber.
It was these selfless actions in the face of danger that resulted in a commendation medal from The Sarasota Police Department. Take advantage of an opportunity to talk to Staff Sgt. Peoples, a ten-year Army Veteran, about his deployments and current duties with the 386th Movement Control Team, 14th Transportation Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, stationed in Vicenza, Italy.
Listen to the interview.
Read the transcript.