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The Sun-Times, Chicago, IL, 1/26/81

Wednesday, April 1, 1981

Four young hoodlums were beating off-duty Chicago policeman Russell Ryan in a parking lot when his wife, Carol, came to the rescue. Retrieving her husband's revolver from her purse, she fired warning shots which scattered the assailants.

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