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“I’m not a hero. I’m just some dude, man,” he said, standing in the driveway next to his brother. “Everybody find the heroes this Thanksgiving at the dinner table. Your mom and dad, or your aunt and uncle, or whoever you want. That’s what you guys need to do.” (Colorado Sun)

We had an asshole decide to shoot up an LGBTQ bar here, killing five people, and you can find enough words in all the articles on the internet, so I won’t try to improve on that…

We also have a hometown hero. I’ve met they guy, briefly, a year or so back when we went to his wife’s brew pub.

“I just know, I got into (combat) mode and I needed to save my family and that family at that time was everybody in that room,” Fierro said Monday night, speaking to reporters outside his home in eastern Colorado Springs. “That is what I was trained to do. I saw him, so I went and got him. And when I pulled him down, I told him, while I was hitting him, ‘I’m going to kill you, guy.’”

Fierro was one of two men who stopped the shooter as he entered Club Q on Saturday night, killing five people. Seventeen others were shot.

We live in a sick age. If a perp opens up and no one else has a gun, about all you can do it charge and dogpile the gunman.

When this all settles down, I’m going back to that brewpub and shake Richard Fierro’s hand.

I wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

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