2 nurses honored for trying to save man's life in Florida theater shooting

Published On: Apr 17 2014 10:51:14 AM EDT
SPRING HILL, Fla. -

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.

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