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Good Samaritan Shot Helping Murder Victim

What a bummer to write that headline … Good Samaritan SHOT!

Emergency Medical Responder Daniel Wesley is a caregiver. As a teenager, the son of an EMT is already a certified Emergency Medical Responder, capable of recognizing a person in need and providing care. Wesley is one of us. He is our brother who like the Good Samaritan saw a person injured in the road and gave care, but Wesley was attacked for taking action and doing the right thing.

Read my three takeaways at
1. Combined risks are exponentially more dangerous.
2. Anything is a weapon.
3. Targeted for caring.

Daniel Wesley in his hospital bed. (Courtesy Photo)
Daniel Wesley in his hospital bed. (Courtesy Photo)

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.