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Hardly a hero? Vic Stacy rejects the label, claiming he only did what had to be done(TX) ^ | 1 August, 2012 | GENE DEASON

Posted on 08/02/2012 5:02:40 AM PDT by marktwain

Vic Stacy never served in the military, and he never had any police training.

But when a gunman shot and killed a couple in the RV park where they all lived Sunday afternoon, Stacy reacted with the composure — and the marksmanship — of a man who had been training for such a moment all his life.

He’s a hero, many Brown County residents are saying.

His actions probably saved the life of the first policeman on the scene — Early Police Sgt. Steven Means — as well as others living at the Peach House RV Park north of Brownwood Regional Airport, Brown County Sheriff Bobby Grubbs said.

Even Stacy concedes that his actions prevented an even greater tragedy.

“I thought if I didn’t help this officer, he would have gotten the rest of us,” Stacy said.

But a hero? “I’m just an average working man,” Stacy said.

Charles Ronald Conner had argued with a couple about their dogs defecating in front of his trailer, Grubbs said, before he shot and killed the dogs and then the man and woman — David Michael House, 58, and Iris Valentina Calaci, 57. Then he opened fire on Means as he arrived at the scene.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; police; tx
A hunter and a Christian. They are positive indicators for doing better in a gun fight and in the aftermath that follows.

People ought to get something nice for Mr. Stacy. Quite a contrast to what happened in Colorado.

Some interesting details at the site.

1 posted on 08/02/2012 5:02:54 AM PDT by marktwain
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I’m happy that he was able to do this, however tragic the story.

2 posted on 08/02/2012 6:50:28 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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