The El Cajon Police Officers Association is trying to help an MTS employee who stepped in to help when an officer was attacked while trying to make an arrest on Monday. The woman is living out of her car with her seven children.
34-year-old Iesha Booker was at the KFC on Fletcher Parkway when she witnessed a suspect assault an officer identified as officer Sioson. The officer was knocked unconscious while trying to arrest a man identified as a transient who was wanted in connection with a nearby robbery.
Police say Booker stepped forward to use the officer's police radio to call for help while others stood by. The call is credited with helping in the arrest of the suspect and in getting the officer needed help.
Officers were grateful to Booker for her help and thanked her for stepping in. While talking with her, they discovered that she's a single mother of seven kids who is homeless. Until recently she was renting a home that was sold by its owner and has been unable to find a place to live. She's been forced to live in her car with the children but has fallen behind in her payments and in danger of losing it.
The El Cajon Police Officers Association and the El Cajon Professional Firefighters Association along with a charitable organization called the Octoberstache are working to help her with housing.
A GoFundMe account has been set up for Iesha Booker. https://www.gofundme.com/ieshafund
Photo Credit: El Cajon Police Department