A thankful reunion

by | Nov 10, 2016 | Latest

McKinney Fire Department Batallion Chief George Cook, center, brought a thank you lunch to the Princeton Police and Fire Departments for helping save his life July 13 when he was stabbed inside Walmart.

McKinney Fire Department Batallion Chief George Cook, center, brought a thank you lunch to the Princeton Police and Fire Departments for helping save his life July 13 when he was stabbed inside Walmart.

It’s a happy ending that many times first responders and the public don’t get to witness: a good outcome to an extremely bad day.

When the active hostile threat scenario involving an armed employee took place July 13 at Walmart it was all hands on deck for the call. Help flooded in from all around including Princeton Police officers and Princeton firefighters.

It was this quick action that helped save McKinney Fire Department Battalion Chief George Cook’s life. Cook was shopping in the store when he was attacked by Nicolas Martinez, 20. Sliced across the throat, Cook still could be seen on camera applying pressure to Fredrick Oswald, a Walmart vendor who was also stabbed as the fire chief was yelling at people to get out of the store as quickly as possible.

For the complete story see the Nov. 10 edition of The Princeton Herald or click here for the e-Edition.

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