Friday, November 06, 2009

Heroic Female Police Officer "in Stable Condition" After Shooting Terrorist

The civilian police officer who took down Malik Nidal Hasan was a woman, one Kimberly Munley.  Sgt. Munley ventilated Hasan quite effectively but took some gunfire herself in the process.

This heroic police officer is reported to be in stable condition in a local hospital.

As for the terrorist that she ventilated?  He's on a ventilator.

Photo:  Sgt. Kimberly Munley

The UK Guardian tells the story:
The civilian police officer who shot and "subdued" the gunman responsible for the Fort Hood killings was today hailed as a hero.
Sergeant Kimberly Munley was praised for her "amazing and aggressive performance" by the top commander at Fort Hood, Lieutenant General Bob Cone, who credited her with stopping the shooting rampage that killed 13 people at the Texas post. Munley shot the gunman four times despite being wounded herself.
Cone said Munley and her partner responded within three minutes of reported gunfire yesterday afternoon. Munley had been directing traffic moments before she confronted the gunman, the New York Daily News reported.
Munley, who had been trained in active-response tactics, rushed into the building and confronted the shooter as he was turning a corner, Cone said.
"It was an amazing and an aggressive performance by this police officer," Cone said.
Munley was only a few feet from army psychiatrist Major Nidal Malik Hasan when she opened fire.
Good shootin' lady! May you recover quickly.

Read it all here.

Note:  Sgt Munley has a twitter page here.  There isn't much on it, but the way she describes herself is touching:
Name Kim Munley
Location Killeen, TX
Bio I live a good life....a hard one, but I go to sleep peacefully @ night knowing that I may have made a difference in someone's life.
Yes Sgt. Munley, I have no doubt that you made a big difference yesterday, saving an untold number of lives that would have been lost but for your bravery and professionalism.

Update:  The UK Times Online now has an article about Munley as well.

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