Jeff Downer Gerald Madrid, a New Mexico bail bondsman, was playing the flute during morning mass at St. Jude Thaddeus, a Catholic church in Northwest Albuquerque, when a man entered the church and began attacking the choir director with a knife.
Mr. Madrid immediately leapt to the defense of the director and was seriously injured while successfully protecting him. He tells his story in this CNN interview.
Well done Mr. Madrid. Your actions make the bail bond community proud. Godspeed on your recovery.