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Jacksonville fire chief thanks security guard who saved wounded firefighter

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After a veteran fire captain was slashed and stabbed by a patient, Chief Keith Powers with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department personally thanked the security guard credited with helping save the firefighter's life.

On Thursday, Powers went to UF Health to meet and thank Davay Kinsey. Her quick thinking saved Captain Norris' life.

Investigators said Norris and his partner were stabbed by a patient Tuesday night. The other firefighter, Engineer Vinnie Harper, was treated for a cut to his leg and released from the hospital.

According to a spokesperson for JFRD, Norris was still in the intensive care unit Thursday. Norris was said to be doing well and in good spirits.

Tony Harris is facing two counts of aggravated battery on a firefighter and resisting arrest. A judge set his bond at just over $1 million.


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