'You're fired,' man hears after saving a woman's life
The 24-year-old grabbed a gun before going to help his neighbor who had been shot.
By Jim Schoettler, The Times-Union
When a neighbor screamed she'd been shot, Colin Bruley grabbed his shotgun, found the victim and began treating her bloodied right leg.
Tonnetta Lee survived Tuesday's pre-dawn shooting at her Jacksonville apartment, and her sister and a neighbor praised Bruley's actions. But his employers, the same people who own the Arlington complex where Bruley lives, reacted differently. They fired him.
Bruley, a leasing agent at the Oaks at Mill Creek, said he lost his job after being told that brandishing the weapon was a workplace violation, as was failing to notify supervisors after the incident occurred. He'd worked at the Monument Road complex since December and for the owner, Village Green Cos., since 2005.
Bruley said he was too shaken to call his supervisor immediately after the incident, which occurred just before 2 a.m., but planned to eventually do so. He also said he was acting as a citizen, not an employee, and shouldn't have been punished for trying to protect himself and others. He never fired the shotgun.
"I was expecting work to give me some kind of commendation," said Bruley, 24. "I was totally blown back. It was a crisis that most people don't go through."
I caught this Jacksonville story over on a thread on "The High Road", a 2nd Amendment message board. Stories like this piss me off. Thanks largely to insurance companies and corporations afraid of liability, as well as leftist anti-gun culture, there is a strong enforcement of forced passiveness - or cowardness - in the American workplace. You hear it all time on TV and in the papers. "Don't be a hero. Let the professionals handle it. You'll get killed, etc"
A woman gets shot in the leg. A neighbor who worked at the apartment complex (was off duty) grabs his shotgun and helps out with first aid. He did not fire the shotgun and the perp was gone. He may have saved her life. He was fired for doing so. The guy should get a medal instead.
Apparently this was on FoxNews as well according to a High Road poster. He was fired for responding to the incidence in the first place, with the shotgun being a secondary offense.
Awhile back, Barack Obama was made our first No Guts award winner. Due to the actions of The Oaks at Mill Creek,they are our 2nd winner of the No Guts award. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live there.