Thursday, January 17, 2008

Hometown Hero

I was discussing the upcoming Fiesta event with Carmen, and she mentioned the sniper from "a few years back". Now I don't generally keep up with local news as well as I should, but I think I would have remembered a sniper during the city's major parade event.

A little research later and I found the story of Ira Attebury, who shot people during the 1979 Fiesta.

Well, recently (the 12th of this year), James Middleton, a police officer at the time of the shooting, was honored for his part in stopping Attebury.

Thank you Mr. Middleton.

"Anybody would have done the same thing. I was just the first one there." -James Middleton, Hero

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