The Hero of Fort Hood
We’ve kept our opinions to ourselves on the Fort Hood Massacre, not wanting to add to the hurt the nation is suffering through. Our thoughts and prayers certainly go out to the families of the fallen. Consistently we have noticed in our nearly 44 years, that some light shines in the darkest tragedies, and here is one about the courageous lady who risked herself to save others. From the AP:
The stepmother of the police officer who shot an Army psychiatrist suspected of the Ford Hood killing spree said Friday the woman’s heroics are not surprising.
Wanda Barbour told The Star-News of Wilmington she knew Sgt. Kimberly Munley was involved when she heard a female Fort Hood officer had shot and wounded Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, ending the bloodletting on the Texas base.
“When they said a female officer, a little part of me just knew,” Barbour told the newspaper before heading to Texas with her husband. “She is a very great person with a great spirit.”
Munley arrived at the shooting scene Thursday and began firing at Hasan, who spun and charged at her with a gun in each hand, authorities said.
Munley’s superior, Chuck Medley, told The Associated Press that Munley shot Hasan in the upper torso, stopping him even though she was shot in both thighs and a wrist.
The 34-year-old officer was reported to be recovering and in stable condition Friday.
Thank God for her, and whoever wears a uniform today, be it soldier, police officer, firefighter, or mail man. Thanks for your service!