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Tomas Lopez

The Lesson of the Hero Lifeguard: Profits and Heroism Don't Necessarily Mix

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Bill Lichtenstein

The firing of lifeguard Lopez, who violated corporate policy by leaving his area to save a drowning swimmer up the beach, points to a central difference between a private corporation and public run and operated services.

Fired Lifeguard UPDATE

AP | Posted 09.04.2012 | Miami

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida lifeguard who was fired after leaving his post to help rescue a swimmer outside his zone was offered his jo...

Lifeguard Fired After Helping Rescue Swimmer

AP | Posted 07.05.2012 | Miami

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -- Lifeguard Tomas Lopez helped save a drowning man and got fired for it. The reason: He left the section of a south Florida b...