SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — Two nurses were honored by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office for trying to save the life of a man who was shot in a movie theater in January.
Derek Friedhoff and his girlfriend, Jennie Manera, both nurses, were given the award.
Friedhoff and Manera were at a movie theater in Wesley Chapel on their day off when they heard a shot.
Authorities say 71-year-old Curtis Reeves shot 43-year-old Chad Oulson after a dispute over texting.
Friedhoff and Manera said they switched from off-day mindset to the focus of a trauma room. Friedhoff took off his shirt and pressed it against Oulson's entry wound.
Manera checked for a pulse. Oulson, who was shot in the chest, died.