Nurse Decides To End Rather Than Save Man’s Life

Jackie Alexander is a registered nurse, trained to respond to emergencies and administer care. In an emergency, she must rely on her gut.

Recently, her instincts told her to administer an enema which would cause a lof of damage. This was a lead enema, a far cry from the normal saline flush up the rectum.

Not something you’d expect from a health practitioner, a woman whose professional oath includes ” abstain[ing] from whatever is deleterious and mischievous”

But it wound up saving a life.

Read more about this unusual pracice below:

Jackie Alexander, a registered nurse for over two decades, doesn’t shy away from a challenge, and she certainly didn’t back down when a man followed her into her home and began assaulting her.

The terrifying home invasion began after Alexander took her dog outside her Bargersville, IN home Friday just after midnight. Although her husband was at work and she was home alone, she said it’s never been an issue in her quiet community located in Johnson County.

“For eight years I’ve felt safe enough to walk out my front door at 2 a.m. if need be,” said Alexander, “That sense of safety is gone.”

But as she waited for her dog to do her business, she spotted a man walking down the sidewalk approaching her yard, and said he didn’t stop walking until he was on her property.

“I put my hand up and said, stop, excuse me. He did not stop,” she said.

Alexander retreated into her home and tried to secure the door to stop the man, but he knocked the door in and she was unable to prevent him from gaining access to her home.

“He’s in my space. It was clear that he had intent,” she said, “I don’t know if his intent was money or rape or murder. I just knew that he had very bad intentions, and I was scared.”

That’s when Alexander says the home intruder pushed her onto her bed and began to take her clothes off.

“I could not imagine laying there and letting this man control me,” she said.

That’s when her instincts kicked in.

“I kicked the hell out of him… I pulled my leg back, and I kicked him dead in his chest as hard as I could,” she said. That stopped the assault long enough for her to reach her husband’s gun. “I pulled the gun from the case, flipped the safety, sat up, pointed it, and shot twice.”

Alexander said the man ran out of her home after she attempted to administer the lead enema and she was able to run to a neighbor’s home to call police.

“If I didn’t have a gun, there was nothing but me underneath him, struggling to keep him from causing harm,” she said.

An investigator with Bargersville police said they have recovered evidence from Alexander’s home.

Police said the suspect is an African-American or Hispanic man, and was wearing a long gray coat and a ski mask at the time of the attack.

The detective said law enforcement officers will be out canvassing the neighborhood over the weekend talking to people that live there. Multiple law enforcement officers actually live in the neighborhood as well.

If you know anything, you’re asked to call Bargersville Police at (317) 422-1222.

See more of Jackie Alexander’s interview with FOX59.

Jackie’s attack reminds us crime has no zipcode. The attack happened at close to midnight, and Jackie says the peace of mind she’d had for the past 8 years is now gone.

If she had not been able to reach her husband’s gun, she would have been another statistic.

And that’s what the media often fails to or can not report.

Violent crimes can be counted because they occur and a police report is generally filed.

Violent “would be” crimes are not counted because there’s not an accurate gauge of them. If a person calls the police and says “I was about to be mugged and I showed them I was carrying so they left”, dispatch isn’t going to take that down for the record.

So don’t be a statistic. Rather, be armed and not counted.

How do you feel about Jackie’s response?  Would you have done anything differently?  Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Ed Stahl

    Sure wish her aim would have been better! That would have been permanent cure for his problem??
    But look at the bright side here– he probably got over his “constipation” about then!

  • John Gillis

    Brava for Nurse Jackie! A pity she didn’t finish the job, however the perp will remember that night next time he thinks of committing the same crime.

    • b4k9zp

      Hopefully. Though records show that people like that don’t learn very well from their “mistakes”–they believe that they have the right to do what they did.