SHAWANO, Wis. - When journalists at the Shawano Leader heard about the shooting deaths of five newspaper workers in Maryland, their hearts went out to their news family. They know it could happen anywhere, even in the small community of Shawano.
City Editor Lee Pulaski said the tragedy at the Capital Gazette reminded him of the times that he feared for his safety when upset customers showed up at his office to voice their anger over a story.
He said the tragedy in Annapolis is now heightening his awareness of the people around him.
"It's just a reminder of how dangerous our jobs can really be. I mean not just journalists' jobs, but jobs in general, with everything that's going on right now. People seem to be getting angrier and angrier and that's just basically turning people more to violence and stuff," Pulaski explained.
Despite the dangers, he does not plan to hang up his journalism hat. He believes seeking the truth and reporting on the stories that impact his community are too important to walk away from.