Off-duty SLC fire captain credited with saving child’s life in aftermath of Sandy shooting

SANDY, Utah, June 8, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — An act of unspeakable violence shook Sandy city to its core this week.

When the bloodshed ended, three people — including a deranged and jealous gunman — lay dead. Two others, both young children, were hospitalized with serious injuries.

But, as grim as the situation was, the actions of a handful of unwitting heroes provided a ray of hope in an otherwise bleak and unrelenting landscape.

One of those heroes was Tony Allred — an off-duty captain with the Salt Lake City Fire Department, who just happened upon the crime scene as the final shots rang out.

Despite being without backup, and with his 8-year-old daughter in the back seat of his truck, the 21-year veteran of the SLCFD sprang into action and, in the process, likely saved a child’s life.

To hear Allred’s first-hand account of the deadly incident, click on the video player above.


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