Javier Geraldo Meza saved Edwin P. Olsen from assault, Santa Rosa, California, December 31, 1986. Standing beside his truck in a parking lot, Olsen, 66, was approached by a man armed with a shotgun. Pointing the gun at Olsen, the man demanded to have the truck. Olsen grasped the barrel of the shotgun, and a struggle for control of it ensued. Nearby, Meza, 24, retail clerk, saw the struggle. He ran to the assailant and tackled him, causing him to lose his grip on the gun. Meza landed atop the assailant and helped to hold him for police.
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