“When the people around Bogalusa and St. Tammany Parish learned that 16-year-old Leyton Page had lost his new shotgun while rescuing two boys in turbulent water Saturday they wanted to help. They raised $1,500 for Page,” nola.com reports. “Page refused to take a dollar of it, St. Tammany Fire District Chief Scott Brewer said. Instead, Page insisted all the money should go to the boys and their 5-year-old sister, the three survivors of a boating accident that claimed their mother’s and her boyfriend’s lives. So Brewer took the next step . . .
he called Browning, the gun manufacturer.
When the company heard how Page had clung to the two boys in the Pearl River Navigational Canal while a ripping current tore the clothes off the boys and eventually pulled their mother under, it had one question: Where should we send the check?
Browning is picking up the full cost of Page’s repair bill and, if the gun is beyond repair, the company is giving Page a new gun, Brewer said.
For that generous act, for recognizing and rewarding true valor, Browning Firearms gets our Gun Hero of the Day nod. More than that, they make me proud to be working in this industry.