Thomas Lopez, a lifeguard at Florida’s Hallandale Beach, was fired Monday for leaving his official work zone in order save the life of a drowning swimmer. Apparently two other lifeguards have been fired for backing him, and four others have quit.
â€œI ran out to do the job I was trained to do,â€ Lopez, 21, of Davie, told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. â€œI didnâ€™t think about it at all.â€
I say give the man a medal, and give his boss the boot.
(Update – Actually they did end up giving him a kind of medal)
Read for instance NY Daily News and International Business Times