PLYMOUTH, Mass. – The Massachusetts sheriff's deputy called a hero for fatally shooting a man on a stabbing rampage in a restaurant is speaking out.
Plymouth County Deputy James Creed said in a statement posted on the department's Facebook page that the May 10 events in which two people were killed and five injured were "in every way a senseless tragedy."
Creed acknowledged the bravery of George Heath, the teacher fatally stabbed defending a waitress at the Bertucci's restaurant at Taunton's Silver City Galleria mall. Creed also credited his wife, Laura, a nurse who helped the victims.
He says we "wish to go back to our jobs, our families, and our lives."
Creed shot Arthur DaRosa, who went on the rampage the day after he went to the hospital feeling depressed and suicidal.