Sheriff's deputy wards off would-be rapist with service pistol. On tonight's Hero of the Day, Cam Edwards shares the story of a woman, who happened to be a law officer, who defended herself from a masked man in her apartment. When the officer returned home from work, she found the intruder waiting for her and ready to pounce. She was able to get a hold of her gun and fire twice at the man. She did not hit her mark, but succeeded in scaring him off.