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Hero?

First, let me say that her actions were outstanding. I have not encountered even one person who would disagree with that. I'm thankful for people like her, and I'm thankful she was there, and I'm also grateful that her actions helped bring the madness to an end. Second, I wonder what the collective definition of hero is. We use the term for our law enforcement officers, firefighters, men and women who serve in our nation's military, etc. I will ALWAYS agree that what these folks do for all of us is an amazing job that truly requires special people willing to do extraordinary things. That being said...I'm having trouble calling doing one's job "heroic." My wife is a police officer. I am a firefighter. We both love what we do. We both also trained extensively for our jobs. When we go to work, we perform our duties, just as anyone else who goes to their own job. I don't think doing what we've been trained to do makes us heroes. It makes us good employees, and it makes us faithful public servants.

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