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.
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