Vernon W. Gist rescued Joe Ann D. White from assault, England, Arkansas, February 8, 1988. Mrs. White, 32, was shot twice by an assailant in the factory where she worked. She fell to the floor and, as the assailant stood over and pointed the gun at her, pleaded for him not to shoot again. Gist, 27, product control manager, who worked at the same factory, saw the assault from a nearby office. He immediately ran to the assailant and tackled him, knocking the gun away. Another man recovered the gun. Arriving police arrested the assailant. Mrs. White was hospitalized for her wounds.
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