He gave a speech about a bill to help families of our wonderful veterans and brought his young son along as a human shield.
His sword was wrested from his grasp, and he was made a human shield for this preposterously impudent American.
Spun around and held as a human shield I had to helplessly watch her come yawning in the kitchen door.
Mallory was crouched in the seat, and almost perfectly covered by a human shield.
"That's so," replied Stransky glumly, realizing that he was running with a human shield on his back.
a person or persons put in a dangerous position or the line of fire in order to discourage an attack