Cherokee County Fire
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Cherokee County Woman Who Was Shot Thanks Firefighters and Deputies

June 29, 2018

A Cherokee County woman who was shot by her husband earlier this year thanked firefighters and deputies today for saving her life.

On the morning of February 12th, just shortly after 5AM, Cherokee County 911 received a call from a residential alarm at a home on Flat Bottom Trail in Ball Ground.  Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.  Cherokee County Sheriff Deputy, Michael Owens was the first on the scene to find 53 year old, Ronald Goss, outside the home with an injury to his face.  Deputies later found his estranged wife inside the home, identified as 48 year old Tina Goss, who was suffering from numerous gunshot wounds

Cherokee County Firefighters arrived on the scene to take care of the injuries. Paramedic Billy Pflugrad and EMT Michael Turberville treated Ms. Goss and placed her in an ambulance to be transported to Kennestone Hospital.  Cherokee County Deputy, Corey Carter, assisted the firefighters by driving the ambulance to the hospital that morning due to a heavy call volume that kept other firefighters busy.

This afternoon at 2 o’clock, Tina Goss arrived in a wheelchair at the Shaw-Woodard Training Center in Canton, with her son, Mason, and her parents, Wayne and Doris Davis, to thank the firefighters and deputies for saving her life. According to Ms. Goss, “I’m a huge believer in Guardians Angels, but I believe God stepped in that day and said, I’ve got this.”  Goss spoke about the many injuries from the shooting and went on to say, “I was so fortunate to have Billy (Pflugrad) that day because he had so much experience with gunshot wounds.”

According to reports, Ronald Goss had stormed into the home that day and shot his wife. He was later arrested and has been charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, home invasion and aggravated battery and aggravated assault under the Family Violence Act.

Ms. Goss stated that she was doing well and was still going to therapy to eventually get out of the wheel chair. Goss concluded her speech by telling the firefighters and deputies, “I’m so appreciative to the firefighters and police and everyone who came out and helped.  Your jobs matter so much. I love y’all.”

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Tina Goss thanks (left to right) Michael Owens (Deputy), Michael Turberville (Firefighter/EMT), Courey Carter (Deputy) and Billy Pflugrad (Firefighter/Paramedic).
Tina Goss thanks (left to right) Michael Owens (Deputy), Michael Turberville (Firefighter/EMT), Courey Carter (Deputy) and Billy Pflugrad (Firefighter/Paramedic). (click image for slideshow)
Tina Goss speaks to those gathered while her son and parents look on.
Tina Goss speaks to those gathered while her son and parents look on.
Cherokee County Firefighter, Michael Turburville, gets a hug from Tina Goss.
Cherokee County Firefighter, Michael Turburville, gets a hug from Tina Goss.
Michael Turberville, Courey Carter and Billy Pflugrad speak with Tina Goss.
Michael Turberville, Courey Carter and Billy Pflugrad speak with Tina Goss.
Cherokee County firefighter, Billy Pflugrad, gets a hug from Ms. Goss.
Cherokee County firefighter, Billy Pflugrad, gets a hug from Ms. Goss.