Milwaukee Mayor Hospitalized After Attempting to Stop an Assault

August 18, 2009 at 12:19 pm Leave a comment

In an act that goes above and beyond his public office, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, responded to a woman’s cries for help. Leaving the Ohio State Fair with his family, Barrett heard the woman’s cries and tried to calm the assailant before things escalated. When Barrett brought out his cell phone to call 911, the assailant attacked Barrett, who suffered multiple bruises, a broken hand, and lost a tooth in the encounter before emergency services arrived on the scene.

Although, I don’t advocate jumping into a potentially violent situation, Barrett’s actions exemplify the type of passion and caring that we all need to keep our communities safe. If we are police officers, neighborhood watch members, or simply parents, looking out for, reporting, and informing your community about crimes is a responsibility that goes beyond protecting our property, toward demonstrating a concern for our neighbors and taking pride in our communities.

The mayor was released from the hospital yesterday and plans to return to work in next few days.


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