In January 2017, the Alpine Bank on Mulford Road was subjected to an attempted robbery.

The security camera footage shows the robbery and the shootout.

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Wow!

How scary for all involved.

Thank God Metro Security Officer Brian Harrison was on duty that day. His years as a Winnebago Deputy Police Officer had him spring into action keeping all the employees safe.

According to the report and video shared by WGN, "Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office says Harrison's actions were justified." 

State's Attorney Joe Bruscato said that "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." 

WIFR stated that "the Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office will not press charges against the security guard who shot and killed an attempted armed robbery suspect on Jan. 20 [2017]."

The office also stated that "Harrison was acting in his own self defense and the defense of others." (WIFR)

Lawrence Turner, the robbery suspect, was shot twice and killed in the attempted robbery on January 20th 2017, has been also linked to "three other armed robberies in November and December of 2016 at Mincemoyer Jewelers, Harvard State Bank, and Members Alliance Credit Union."