Deputy Dean Bardes

Standing Your Ground in Iowa!

As Lee County Deputy Dean Bardes lay flat on his back on the side of I-75 being pummeled to the point of near unconsciousness by Edward Strother, he begged an armed citizen who stopped to offer help to shoot the suspect. Seconds later, the vicious attack on Deputy Bardes was ended as Ashad Russell opened fire with his concealed pistol — striking Strother three times in the chest. Last week,