Tom Barret was attacked two nights ago when he went to help a woman and her granddaughter. The woman was crying out for someone to call 911 so Barret went to help. He was beaten around the head by the little girl’s father with a metal pipe. The man was also threatening to shoot people.
Barret recognized the situation was not a health issue with the child and so after making sure his daughters and friend were safe, he tried to calm the situation. He has wounds to show for his effort, but also the safety of the woman and her granddaughter.
Barret said he thinks any other citizen would have acted the same way. Would you?
Tom Barret is the mayor of Milwaukee.