Does the media trumpet these citizen heroes and repeat their names ad nauseum so they become household words? No.
Check it out:
If I say Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook and Aurora you will most likely think of the mass shootings that took place there.
I also think about all those places being gun free zones and how well that worked out.
But what would come to mind if I said: Pearl High, Parker Middle School Dance, Golden Market and Clackamas Town Center?