When Marysville, Wash., homeowner used his firearm to protect himself and his family on Monday, he handled the situation admirably, according to local law enforcement officials.
According to a report at Q13fox.com, Joe Hemrich came face to face in his own home with a criminal being sought by police. “This the first time in my life it has ever come out of a holster, when I wasn’t at a range,” Hemrich told Q13fox.com. “I train so I know exactly where it is, exactly how to pull it out, whether my finger is going on the trigger.”
Hemrich ordered the man, a transient with four warrants for his arrest, to the front yard and onto the ground, then held him there until police arrived—never firing a shot. Marysville police told the news station that Hemrich did everything right in Monday morning’s altercation.