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The Daily Journal, Rockingham, NC, 9/8/84

Saturday, December 1, 1984

John Ackor of Rockingham, N.C., thought it was his father keeping him awake with all that racket, so he got out of bed to ask for a little peace and quiet. But as Ackor headed for his father's room, two burglars stopped him with a blast from a 12-ga. shotgun. Although wounded in the chest, abdomen, and both hands, Ackor ducked away, got his own rifle, and returned fire. When police arrived, they found one burglar dead in the backyard and the other seriously wounded inside the home. Both had jewelry and other family belongings on them. The sheriff's deputy said it was "amazing" that Ackor coud do what he did in spite of his wounds which required the amputation of a finger.

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