There is a certain behavior among men who consider themselves 'equal' - watch for it with the guys who chat one another up in the auto supply store or the garage or, in this case, on a highway stopover.
I don't know that there is anything to applaud based on one filmed incident. He knew he was on camera. He knew the other guy had a gun. He was cautious and kept himself safe. I think Officer Lyon was looking out for his own best interests and incorporating the unwritten buddy system white males are so good at.
I don't see a hero, I see a smart guy. Who knows how he would behave if there weren't a camera and the other guy wasn't white or even male? We'll likely never know.
But yay for white guys with guns! And yay for posts that celebrate white guys with guns. Whoo!