According to the NewYork Times, a Veteran Air Force man set himself on fire outside of the State Capital Building in Atlanta, apparently because he was upset with the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Luckily for him, a Georgia State Patrol Trooper came to the rescue and extinguished to fire which had engulfed the man.  It was all caught on video and has gone Viral.


The Georgia Bureau of Investigation identified the man as John Michael Watts, 58, and said he had no current address. He was taken in critical condition to Grady Memorial Hospital with burns on 85 to 90 percent of his body.

Kudos to the Trooper who was actually Off-Duty but was driving by and stopped to help the man, according to the News Article.

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