Dennis M. Shaw helped to rescue Marjorie A. Meketa from assault, Bridgeport, Connecticut, December 22, 2011. At midday, Meketa, 77, was walking home from a grocery market when a large, deranged man ran at her from behind, tackled her to the pavement, and stabbed her repeatedly with a piece of glass. Nearby, Shaw, 53, witnessed the attack. Despite limitations to his mobility, Shaw made his way to the scene, where another man was struggling against the assailant to separate him from Meketa. Shaw joined the other man in fighting the assailant, who outweighed each of the men, and together they kept him away from Meketa. Police arrived shortly and arrested the assailant. Meketa required hospitalization for extensive injuries, which rendered her disabled.
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