Philadelphia Father Shot and Killed Protecting His 2-Year-Old Daughter
When it comes down to the wire, when nobody but you stands between evil and your loved ones, will you be capable of defending them?
On Thursday, Philadelphia resident Gerard Grandzol had just finished a day at the park playing frisbee with his 2-year-old daughter and family dog. He parked his vehicle and was approached by two men intent on robbing him.
One of the suspects pointed a gun at the 38-year-old father-of-two and demanded his wallet. He gave it up.
It was when they demanded his car keys that Grandzol drew the line and refused — his two-year-old daughter was in the back seat.
The gunman fired twice at point-blank range, striking Grandzol in the face, then fled with his companion. Neighbors rushed to Grandzol's side to help him, but their efforts were in vain. An eyewitness later described the scene:
Grandzol was rushed by police to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he later died.
From 6ABC News:
Gun-control would not have saved Grandzol's life.
Neutering the criminal justice system would not have saved Grandzol's life.
In fact, there is little by way of disincentive for the animals that took Grandzol's life to carry on taking more victims — in Philadelphia, less than 50% of murders are ever solved — the lowest police clearance rate in 15 years.
Gerald Grandzol died protecting his innocent 2-year-old daughter. He never had a chance. Any one of us could've been him.
What steps have you taken to ensure the survival of you and your loved ones?
Stay alert. Stay alive.