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08-20-10, 05:49 PM #1
Ranger who helped nab fugitives hailed as heroST. JOHNS, Ariz. – A forest ranger who alertly spotted a pair of fugitives at a remote Arizona campsite was hailed Friday as "a true hero" after his tip allowed a heavily armed law enforcement contingent to capture the couple.
The efforts by the ranger came at great risk. Fugitive John McCluskey had a gun in his possession and said he wished he would have shot the forest ranger and arresting officers when he had the chance, authorities said.
"He is a true hero," Apache County Sheriff Joseph Dedman said of the ranger. "He made contact. He was out there doing his job when he saw these two fugitives."
McCluskey and Casslyn Welch were captured after a three-week manhunt that made them two of the most wanted fugitives in America and drew hundreds of false sightings.
Ranger who helped nab fugitives hailed as hero - Yahoo! News
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