95 Year Old WW2 Veteran Refuses Medical Care, Law Enforment Use Lethal Force

John Wrana killed by police Veteran John Wrana who fought for America in World War 2, is dead from a bean bag shotgun blast to the stomach.

The incident apparently began after Wrana grew agitated at the staff for pressuring him for medical attention.

This is very common for elderly living in assisted living facilities to refuse care.

What is not common is that it is necessary to use lethal force on our 95-year-old senior citizens.

Not only was the WW2 veteran shot with a bean bag round, but tased as well.

As a paramedic, I have responded to countless calls where elderly patients not only refuse care but can indeed be quite combative.

However, there are many medical reasons that can cause aggressive behavior in seniors and I personally have never felt threatened by a 95-year-old patient at any time regardless of how aggressive they were.

Even without knowing all the details of what actually occurred in the facility, common sense says that this was yet another example of overkill and an inappropriate use of force.

It’s too bad.  Read More

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5 Responses to 95 Year Old WW2 Veteran Refuses Medical Care, Law Enforment Use Lethal Force

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    Lidia Becker #

    This is unforgivable, let the man do what he wants since he is a veteran. That’s the least they can do.

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    Geoffrey Weeks #

    I hope his family gets justice for his death. This is devastating for all the living veterans.

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    Anne Carson #

    That’s absolutely inappropriate use of force for an elderly, even not a veteran. paramedics should know the consequences too.

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    Jared Dibble #

    Poor man! He protected this country and just got shot in the stomach by a US citizen. I feel bad for the family, such a loss.

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    Brian Morrow #

    We do not know what really happened there but I wish they did not shoot him like that. Maybe sedate him will help?

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