Like football coach Aaron Feis who died taking bullets for his students in the Florida school shooting last week, geography teacher, Scott Beigel, was too one of the MSD High School heroes who sacrificed his life protecting others.
The instructor unlocked the door of his classroom to let students in who were trying to escape the gunman. Tragically, he was shot down by 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz before he could re-lock the door.
Since Beigel’s passing, thousands have come forward to praise and commemorate the brave, selfless teacher.
However, according to instructions he left his fiancée, Gwen Gossler, the 35-year-old never wanted to be remembered as a hero. One night, when the couple was watching news coverage of an earlier shooting, Beigel made a request to Gossler that is further indicative of his humble character.
“Promise me if this ever happens to me, you will tell them the truth—tell them what a jerk I am, don’t talk about the hero stuff,” said Gossler. “OK, Scott, I did what you asked. Now I can tell the truth. You are an amazingly special person. You are my first love and my soulmate.’’