Huntsville family benefits after fire and shooting

Published: Jan. 24, 2011 at 3:16 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 23, 2011 at 10:41 PM CST
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By Margo Gray – bio | email

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A family who lost their home just three days after Christmas is receiving a gift of their own community.

The fire at their Huntsville home is just the latest issue this family has had to contend with, but despite all their hardships, they're still grateful.

Just last month, a paper boy spotted smoke coming from the Putzier's attic and woke up the family in time to get out.

This is not the first time the family escaped danger.

Two years ago, two people were arguing in front of the old Putzier home when Rollin Putzier, who worked as a bouncer at a Huntsville bar, went to break it up. In the process, someone pulled a gun and shot him.

Rollin and wife, Sunny Putzier are alive and well, though.

"We didn't die in the fire, he didn't die in the fire. our kids are safe, our pets are safe, thank god," said Sunny.

Their blessings keep coming.

The bar Rollin use to work for, "Hog Wild", hosted a benefit Sunday night for the entire family.

"Everyone has been so giving and loving to us, I don't know what to say," he said.

They both agree, many guardian angels are working overtime for their family.

Rollin Putizer has had some good luck in his lifetime.

He played for the San Francisco 49ers in 1989, the same year they won Super Bowl 24.

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