Wounded man, physician among those who stepped up during shooting
Retired Army Col. Bill Badger helped wrestle the suspect to the ground after a bullet grazed Badger in the head.
January 10th, 2011
10:33 PM ET

Wounded man, physician among those who stepped up during shooting

A man who'd been grazed with a bullet helped subdue a gunman. An intern tended to the wounded congresswoman whose staff he'd joined just days before. A woman put an extra ammunition clip out of the gunman's reach, and a doctor who'd witnessed the shooting performed CPR on the injured.

CNN Heroes salutes the following people who responded to Saturday's shooting at a political event outside a supermarket in Tucson, Arizona - a shooting that killed six people and wounded 14 others, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords - with acts of courage.

Retired Army Col. Bill Badger and Roger Salzgeber

Badger and Salzgeber were two of the men who helped subdue the gunman during a pause in the shooting, according to witnesses.

Badger, 74, was at the event to meet Giffords. He hit the ground when the shooting started and felt a sting on the back of his head - he'd been grazed by a bullet. When the shooting stopped, Badger stood up and found the shooter was right in front of him, he said.

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  1. big AL

    @Dee. One more reason we see someone cry "Foul" and not take action. If you were "so concerned" then why did you not contact a manager or maybe a security off duty police officer if on site? I live in Kansas City, KS area and there is an age requirement. If you feel the employee was failing to perform his duties, report them. Simple and easy.

    January 11, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. helenhull102951

    While I applaud these heros, one has to wonder why did not become this crazy-mans judge, jury and executioner.. If someome shot me, he would'nt have made it to jail! Now the taxpayers are going to have to foot the bill for this jerks leagal defense and court costs... Then if he sentenced to death, there's another 20yrs of supporting this loser. By the way, it costs upwards $100,000 per month to care for these insane people... And if he is sent to prison for life we taxpayers will have pay for that as well. It would have been easier to put him down like the sick animal he is!!! Tht's just my personal thoughts on this situation. This country is to laxed on the meaning of death row... *Wayne*

    January 11, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
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