Skip to comments.Hardly a hero? Vic Stacy rejects the label, claiming he only did what had to be done(TX)
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.
Hes 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 didnt help this officer, he would have gotten the rest of us, Stacy said.
But a hero? Im 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.
(Excerpt) Read more at brownwoodtx.com ...
People ought to get something nice for Mr. Stacy. Quite a contrast to what happened in Colorado.
Some interesting details at the site.
I’m happy that he was able to do this, however tragic the story.