Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Off-duty EMT Hero - Paul Frontiero III
Last month we brought up the question of whether EMTs and Firefighters should carry guns. Our blog post was highly visited, and our Facebook post generated broad engagement.
Its a widely debated question. And situations like this add to the body of data.
In October 2011 an Off-duty EMT allegedly witnessed two women being threatened by a young man.
The Off-duty EMT was 27 year old Paul Frontiero III. Both women were 29 years old. And the man allegedly threatening these women was 19 years old.
Paul Frontiero III reportedly stepped in to rescue the women. But according to a local detective Paul died of 16 stab wounds, apparently inflicted by the young man, with a six-inch pocket knife.
The young man has been charged with second degree murder and is currently being held without bail. He has stated that his actions were taken out of self-defense.
In the past we have mentioned Off-duty Police Officers who took heroic actions. And in each case they used their firearm.
What do you think? Is this different because it involves an Off-duty EMT? Or does it still point to the notion that EMTs and Firefighters should carry guns?
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