Friday, November 06, 2009


This is the face of the civilian first-responder who stopped the carnage at Fort Hood on Thursday. I'd like to hear more about the heroes of this event and a whole lot less psychobabble about the "victim of harrassment," the man who murdered 13 people and wounded dozens of others.

God bless 34-year-old police Sergeant Kimberly Munley. From the New York Daily News: Munley and her partner were directing traffic near the building where the shooting took place. They were inside the building where the shots were fired only three minutes after the 911 call. The NYDN says that Munley was trained in active response tactics. She rushed into the building and confronted the shooter as he was turning a corner. Even though she herself was shot, she pumped four bullets into the gunman.

Army Lt. Gen. Bob Cone said Munley's aggressive response training taught her that "if you act aggressively to take out a shooter you will have less fatalities." Said Cone, "It was an amazing and an aggressive performance by this police officer."

Thank you, Sergeant Munley. Godspeed and a quick and complete recovery to you. There are more of her in this country than there are of them. We will prevail.

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