Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Vietnam Veteran Died Trying to Save Stranger in Australia

Norman Olsen dies after bid to stop alleged domestic dispute in Toowoomba
ABC Australia

Updated February 24, 2016

A 65-year-old good Samaritan has died in hospital after he was allegedly assaulted trying to help a woman in Toowoomba.


Norman Olsen was driving with his partner in the suburb of Wilsonton on Monday when police say he saw a woman being attacked by a young man in an alleged domestic dispute.

The Vietnam veteran tried to intervene but was allegedly pushed to the ground by 22-year-old James Callow, who has since been charged with manslaughter.

Mr Olsen hit his head on the road.

He was taken to Toowoomba Hospital with a serious head injury before being taken to Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital, where he died late on Tuesday.

Detective Inspector Paul McCusker said Mr Olsen should be commended for his actions.
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