HEROIC MEASURES ...
Kudos to Tony Proudfoot.
The former B.C. Lion is the head of the phys ed department at Montreal's Dawson College, where a crazed gunman killed one woman and wounded 12 other people recently. Proudfoot did not duck under the desk in his second-floor office when he heard the shots ring out. Instead, Proudfoot witnessed the carnage when he raced down from his office with a first-aid kit at the ready. He needed it.
He found the initial victim outside the main entrance of the school, the Vancouver Sun reported.
"I saw a man on the ground with a significant amount of blood around his head," Proudfoot said. And Proudfoot, an analyst for the English-language radio broadcasts of Alouettes games, tended to the wound.
"What Tony did was real heroic stuff," said Rick Moffatt, a fellow broadcaster. "Tony never saw the shooter but he rushed downstairs to help the first student (he saw). He was in serious condition but Tony was able to keep him talking and applied pressure to his wounds."
Moffatt told Vancouver reporters that Proudfoot was looking forward to last weekend's game against the Lions because it would take his mind off the tragedy.
But we agree, Tony Proudfoot is indeed a hero.
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