Gerald David Lloyd died rescuing James P. Gaughran from assault, Seaside, California, June 9, 1997. Gaughran, 45, was at one end of the loading dock of the building in which he was employed when a man standing near the opposite end started to fire a semiautomatic rifle. Stepping to a point on the dock for an unobstructed view of the origin of the noise, Gaughran saw the assailant, who then turned and aimed the rifle at him. The assailant shot Gaughran in the chest, taking him down to one knee. Another employee of the building, Lloyd, 49, plumber, was also on the loading dock, but out of the assailant’s view. As the assailant continued to fire, Lloyd ran to Gaughran, grasped him underneath the arms, and took him through a security door to a point of safety inside the building. Doing so, Lloyd was struck in the left chest by a bullet. He collapsed and died inside the building. Police arrived shortly and apprehended the assailant. Gaughran required extensive treatment for his wound.
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