Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Friday, August 29, 2014 9:15 pm

Meet Mario Gutierrez, a great American

What he went through would have been harrowing enough if it had been only his own life on the line. But he likely saved dozens, if not hundreds, of lives by preventing a devastating explosion — while some lunatic was trying to knife and screwdriver him to death.


FSA Officer of the Year 2014 from Todd Thurgaland on Vimeo.



  1. Hear, hear !

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:24 am @ 12:24 am

  2. Not to second-guess, but if the guy had the lid off the tank, I don’t know that I’d’ve tried Tasing him — not questioning standard procedure, but a stray spark might’ve created the very problem he was trying to prevent. Maybe the process wasn’t that far along yet and the video just wasn’t clear on that point. At any rate, can’t quarrel with how it turned out.

    Comment by Lex — Saturday, August 30, 2014 9:16 am @ 9:16 am

  3. Yup, a 9mm in the forehead would have shortened the episode and knife guy would have been DRT

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:51 pm @ 1:51 pm

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