Vail Daily letter: Minimizing damage
Friday’s Vail Daily carried an AP story about a shooting at Mercy Hospital in Darby, Pa. It’s back on Page A27.
A doctor with a gun shot and disabled a man who had just killed a caseworker and injured the doctor. Another example of how a person at the scene can make a difference in minimizing the damage.
The Daily’s version of this story omitted some parts of the AP account that are important:
The hospital has a policy barring anyone except on-duty law enforcement officers from carrying weapons anywhere on its campus, a spokeswoman for the Mercy Health System said.
But Yeadon Police Chief Donald Molineux said that “without a doubt, I believe the doctor saved lives.”
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“Without that firearm, this guy (the patient) could have went out in the hallway and just walked down the offices until he ran out of ammunition,” the chief said.