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TSA agent is great — but no hero

TSA agent is great — but no hero

A tip of the hat and "well done" to Jonas Cohen, the Transportation Security Administration officer who came to the assistance of a man at Baltimore Washington International-Thurgood Marshall Airport recently ("TSA officer at BWI credited with helping to save a life," Sept. 26). It is admirable and inspiring to see someone take action like this.

But please, don't characterize these actions as "heroic." That term should rightly be reserved for its intended use — to describe acts of bravery, especially putting oneself in grave danger for the sake of others....