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Shopko Fires Pharmacy Robbery Hero

Item: Hero praised -- and fired: Employee who tackled Shopko robbery suspect dismissed by company/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press

More Info: What happened next is why Gunderson lost his job at the Shopko pharmacy, a position he had held for nearly two years: Gunderson tackled the gunman. He was put on suspended leave right after, then was notified around a week later by the store's corporate office in Green Bay, Wis., that he was fired. When Gunderson asked why, the office sent him an explanation letter. What got Gunderson fired also earned him a hero's praise.

Question: What do you make of this situation?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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