Damn shame he had to face him empty handed

Howell “did exactly what we train people to do — you’re going to run, you’re going to hide and shield, or you’re going to face the assailant,” Putney said. “He did the latter (and) his sacrifice saved lives.”

Having a gun may or may not have made a difference in the outcome, but I believe it would have improved the odds.

Either way, the young man died a certified hero in my book. We could use more like him.

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