Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The Hero in the Fort Hood Shooting
Flopping Aces ^ | 11-06-09 | Wordsmith

Posted on 11/06/2009 10:42:50 AM PST by Starman417

alg_cop

Kimberly Munley:

The hero cop who ended the bloody rampage at Fort Hood by pumping four bullets into the crazed gunman even though she was wounded is known for her toughness, friends say.

Before relocating to Texas, civilian police Sgt. Kimberly Munley spent about five years as a cop in North Carolina where she forged a reputation as a no-nonsense officer.

"I'd like to say I'm surprised, but I'm really not," said close friend Drew Peterson, 27.

"She was born and bread to be a police officer. If you were ever to be in a fight, she'd be the first person to stand up next to you and back you up. She's a tough cookie."

Munley's toughness and grace under pressure were on display Thursday when she and her partner responded within three minutes of reported gunfire, said Army Lt. Gen. Bob Cone.

(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: hero; hood; munley
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-68 next last

1 posted on 11/06/2009 10:42:51 AM PST by Starman417
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

Comment #2 Removed by Moderator

To: Starman417

Boy sh1tty journalism going on more and more. I was a copy editor during my schooling.

“born and bread”...? WTH

It’s BRED, not BREAD. MSM idiots.


3 posted on 11/06/2009 10:45:54 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Starman417; STARWISE; PhiKapMom; MeekOneGOP; maggief

Let’s hear it for the girl!

(What do we know about the mosque he attended in Virginia? IIRC it’s been mentioned before...”


4 posted on 11/06/2009 10:46:46 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Starman417

Believe the lovely lass was bred and not “bread” to be a cop.


5 posted on 11/06/2009 10:47:57 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Barak Obama a Major Hasan without the guts to pull the trigger.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Starman417

Praise God for Sgt. Munley!


6 posted on 11/06/2009 10:48:39 AM PST by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Starman417

At the risk of being flamed here, I have to take exception to the word “hero” being bandied about so freely. She was called to the scene and she did her job. I congratulate her for doing her job so well, but I would venture to say that even she would agree that she’s not a hero by definition, which does not diminish her act in any way.


7 posted on 11/06/2009 10:55:43 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Starman417

Bump


8 posted on 11/06/2009 10:56:33 AM PST by Michael.SF. (At least Hitler got the Olympics for Germany)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man

Obama...”give her ‘bred’ and circuses”!


9 posted on 11/06/2009 10:59:51 AM PST by albie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Starman417

Bush would’ve been at Ft Hood by now and visited Munley in the hospital!


10 posted on 11/06/2009 11:01:18 AM PST by albie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Starman417
An American Woman is Superior to any jihadist!
 
 
Meet Kim Munley - Officer of the Year!
 
 

The teachable moment here is:

An American Woman Took down one of your tiny zib brethern!

An American Woman Stopped Jihad Nidal!

An American Woman Doesn’t take shit off any two bit, mealy mouthed, American hating muslim.

A Woman, An American Woman, bested your guy.


11 posted on 11/06/2009 11:01:43 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Flycatcher

First flame: if you do your job well while someone is shooting at you, you are a hero.


12 posted on 11/06/2009 11:01:53 AM PST by heartwood
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: nutmeg

bookmark


13 posted on 11/06/2009 11:02:16 AM PST by nutmeg (Madame Speaker: TEAR UP THIS BILL!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man

Flopping Aces is a blog ... it’s not MSM.


14 posted on 11/06/2009 11:02:47 AM PST by Califelephant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Flycatcher

So many people use the word “hero” for everyone — celebrities and sports figures included. True heroism is often overlooked.

Regardless of whether you consider her actions as heroic...bravo to her. She did her job and did it well.

Any further word on her condition?


15 posted on 11/06/2009 11:02:52 AM PST by fatnotlazy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Starman417
Won't Mohammed be pissed that a woman took down one of his subjects?

Someone should watch her back.

16 posted on 11/06/2009 11:04:29 AM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Flycatcher

I tell you what the next time you are shot through both legs by a Muslim terrorist and then still manage to drop him, I’ll call you a hero too.


17 posted on 11/06/2009 11:05:32 AM PST by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Flycatcher
I congratulate her for doing her job so well, but I would venture to say that even she would agree that she’s not a hero by definition, which does not diminish her act in any way.

She's a hero.....

18 posted on 11/06/2009 11:06:18 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "the Thrilla from Wasilla")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Flycatcher
...but I would venture to say that even she would agree that she’s not a hero by definition...

I guess it really depends on your definition. Here are two possibilities... I think she fits at least one of them:

a person of distinguished courage or ability, admired for brave deeds and noble qualities.

or

a large sandwich, usually consisting of a small loaf of bread or long roll cut in half lengthwise and containing a variety of ingredients, as meat, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes.

19 posted on 11/06/2009 11:06:19 AM PST by pgyanke (You have no "rights" that require an involuntary burden on another person. Period. - MrB)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: heartwood
First flame: if you do your job well while someone is shooting at you, you are a hero.

Or mentally disciplined and well-trained.

20 posted on 11/06/2009 11:06:23 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: albie

Has ANYBODY from DC except Sen KBH made it down there yet??! Anybody from the Cabinet or Administration? Bueller?

Oh well, Bambi will give her a shout out during a golf game.


21 posted on 11/06/2009 11:07:17 AM PST by GnuHere
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Flycatcher

I would submit that heroes are the ones that run ~toward~ the sound of the guns. Even if it’s their job.

I suspect that we’ll hear more stories, too, of some heroic acts by some that were there yesterday.


22 posted on 11/06/2009 11:07:56 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man

My first suggestion would be that “Wordsmith” change his/her handle.
Go Kimberly!!


23 posted on 11/06/2009 11:10:03 AM PST by GnuHere
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Flycatcher
At the risk of being flamed here, I have to take exception to the word “hero” being bandied about so freely. She was called to the scene and she did her job. I congratulate her for doing her job so well, but I would venture to say that even she would agree that she’s not a hero by definition, which does not diminish her act in any way.

A sports star is not a hero.

In my book, and in just about everyone else's Kimberly Munley is a hero. I don't care whether she got paid for it or not. She's a hero.

Or if you wish to be more grammatically proper about it, a heroine.

And so were the firefighters and policemen on 9/11. Both those who risked their lives, and those who gave them.

24 posted on 11/06/2009 11:11:44 AM PST by john in springfield (One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe such things.No ordinary man could be such a fool.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Califelephant; Secret Agent Man
Flopping Aces is a blog ... it’s not MSM.

Yeah, but the source is NY Daily News. That's where that quote came from.

25 posted on 11/06/2009 11:13:10 AM PST by library user
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Starman417
This reminds me of the gutsy lady who stopped the Colorado Springs church shooter.
26 posted on 11/06/2009 11:13:22 AM PST by colorado tanker (What's it all about, Barrrrry? Is it just for the power, you live?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Starman417
The hero cop who ended the bloody rampage at Fort Hood by pumping four bullets into the crazed gunman

Not so sure the gunmen was "crazed". Could have been a perfectly sane traitor.

Glad the officer was there to put him down.

27 posted on 11/06/2009 11:13:36 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Flycatcher

Went up against a guy with a gun.
Got shot and still shot back.
If she’s not a HERO, look back to what happened at Columbine.

No sitting around, calling for backup and SWAT with this woman.


28 posted on 11/06/2009 11:13:52 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Ramius; john in springfield
I would submit that heroes are the ones that run ~toward~ the sound of the guns. Even if it’s their job.

If your job requires you to run toward the sound of the guns -- and you do so -- why are you a hero?

To John in Springfield: If your job requires you to rescue people from dangerous, life-threatening situations -- and you do so -- why are you a hero?

A not-so rhetorical rhetorical: Why are competent, mentally disciplined, and well-trained people considered to be heroes today for performing their jobs?

29 posted on 11/06/2009 11:19:32 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Flycatcher

Because you left out the word “DANGEROUS”.

I’m a former soldier, but now I’m a systems analyst.
I perform my job “competently” because I’m “disciplined” and ‘well-trained”.

That doesn’t make me a hero.
Now, if my network servers and my ERP system start shooting at the employees, maybe I’ll be come a hero.

She’s a hero because she risked her life for others.
I don’t think it diminishes the word one bit.


30 posted on 11/06/2009 11:22:37 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Flycatcher

Some jobs are more heroically inclined than others. If an accountant runs to the sound of gunfire and uses his gun to take out the bad guy... he’s a hero, but a cop that does the same thing is not?

I think we’re quibbling over semantics. I understand what you’re saying, and yah, if it were my job and I did something like that I’d play it down, and I understand why so many of them do. But those of us on the outside don’t have to play it down. It’s somebody that did something important and we appreciate it. It’s gracious to call them a hero, and it’s also gracious of them to decline the mantle.


31 posted on 11/06/2009 11:26:59 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: colorado tanker
This reminds me of the gutsy lady who stopped the Colorado Springs church shooter.

My thoughts exactly as I read these post. We have some very good female police officers in the U.S.

32 posted on 11/06/2009 11:29:27 AM PST by rightly_dividing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Starman417
"She was born and bread to be a police officer."

I admire her work, but can't professional news agencies at least do a cursory text check? It's bred, NOT bread! Oh well, at least he didn't talk about her buns.

33 posted on 11/06/2009 11:30:37 AM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SJSAMPLE
Let me understand what you're saying...

If you perform a DANGEROUS job, such as cobra venom milker, and you perform it competently and with mental discipline, then perforce we're all to call you a hero?

I know that's not exactly what you mean, but my point is that for reasons I don't understand, it seems very popular to credit superhuman motives (heroic motives) on those who voluntarily accept the dangerous conditions of certain jobs. Are these people brave? I would think so. Foolhardy? Maybe a little of that too. But if they perform their jobs as they were trained to, I thank God that we have them in our midst.

34 posted on 11/06/2009 11:31:38 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Starman417

She now joins the elite “Texians” of Travis, Crockett and Bowie. She wasn’t born here but got here as soon as she could. And Texas is better for it. Thank you, North Carolina!


35 posted on 11/06/2009 11:33:20 AM PST by Terry Mross (I hate all politicians...including republicans.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Starman417

Bread? Born and Bread? This lady is a super hero, but let’s grab our dictionary before we start writing about her...I mean that is just basic respect.


36 posted on 11/06/2009 11:35:47 AM PST by Ciganina
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Starman417
We Love You Kim!
37 posted on 11/06/2009 11:38:54 AM PST by Art in Idaho
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

flycatcher seems to have a problem with a female being a hero.


38 posted on 11/06/2009 11:39:44 AM PST by Ciganina
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Ramius
I think we’re quibbling over semantics.

I agree. Yet it's a quibble that nonetheless bothers me. The implication is that without such "heroes" as this officer, we're at the mercy of the forces of violence. In other words, the premise is that only superhuman heroes can save us when the going gets tough.

I don't buy into superhuman heroes. I have faith that anyone mentally disciplined and well-trained (and armed) could have taken down this SOB.

Why do I say that? Because I would have done the same thing, with or without the imprimatur of a badge. And I'm not a hero. I'm just a guy who's had enough.

39 posted on 11/06/2009 11:41:33 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: albie

“Bush would’ve been at Ft Hood by now and visited Munley in the hospital”

There is a major difference between a President and a pissant. Both Presidents Bush and President Clinton would have handled this in a way that made us proud. The Kenyan Village Idiot makes us cringe.


40 posted on 11/06/2009 11:43:40 AM PST by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Flycatcher

1. Just taking the job elevates your ability to become a hero. A cop or firefighter gets the edge because they volunteer to do something dangerous on behalf of the safety of others.

2. Performing a job under duress, which CANNOT be 100% duplicated through training and simulation, makes it work. People can be trained to a standard, but you never know until the situation is REAL. Many well-trained people FOLD. Many well-trained people seek cover and call for backup and SWAT, because that’s what the SOP/manual says. One out of those 30 might say, “Hell with this shit!” and go inside and help.

I don’t think you’re trolling and I agree that America needs to constantly re-evaluate our concept of the “hero”.

However, I think this one fits the bill.


41 posted on 11/06/2009 11:43:42 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Ciganina
flycatcher seems to have a problem with a female being a hero.

Then you fail to understand my posts.

42 posted on 11/06/2009 11:44:20 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: SJSAMPLE
I agree that America needs to constantly re-evaluate our concept of the “hero”.

We're in agreement. But perhaps for different reasons.

All the best!

43 posted on 11/06/2009 11:51:20 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: Flycatcher

I congratulate her for doing her job so well and, yes, she is MY hero. I guess we all have different standards for the term hero.


44 posted on 11/06/2009 12:05:12 PM PST by i_dont_chat (Our black President is quite blackmailable.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man
“born and bread”...?

I'd say she was raised right.

45 posted on 11/06/2009 12:06:25 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: colorado tanker

This reminds me of the gutsy lady who stopped the Colorado Springs church shooter... And she was a volunteer, unpaid. Soory but if you are being shot AT, let alone shot, and respond with deadly efficiency, you are a hero, in the circumstances.


46 posted on 11/06/2009 12:19:38 PM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Flycatcher

If your job requires you to run toward the sound of the guns why are you a hero?.. Because you didn’t call the Union and didn’t go.


47 posted on 11/06/2009 12:22:59 PM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Flycatcher

I think I understand better now..especially when you say that she is not a hero because you would have done the same thing.

When? We never know, no matter how much training, what we do in that moment. Now we know what she can do. She proved herself heroically.


48 posted on 11/06/2009 12:24:21 PM PST by Ciganina
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: Flycatcher
If your job requires you to run toward the sound of the guns -- and you do so -- why are you a hero?

To John in Springfield: If your job requires you to rescue people from dangerous, life-threatening situations -- and you do so -- why are you a hero?

Did YOU choose to go into a line of work which might require you to rescue people from dangerous, life-threatening situations? If it does, have you actually put your own life on the line to protect others?

And if you've actually run towards the sound of gunfire yourself, then maybe you have room to say that Kim Munley, who risked her life and is hospital for it, is not a hero.

If not, then frankly, maybe you'd do better to put a sock in it on this particular point, earlier rather than later.

And let me ask you another question: Do we have ANY war heros? Do you think such a thing exists?

Our soldiers who run towards the sound of gunfire, who protect our country, keep freedom safe and lay their lives on the line... they're not heroes either, are they? They're getting paid to do what they do. By your definition, they're "only doing their jobs."

Therefore, by your definition, there are NO soldiers who are heroes, except maybe those who are drafted instead of volunteering to serve (which, incidentally, makes ZERO sense.)

By your definition, there were NO heroes among our firefighters or policemen in New York City on 9/11, either - only people who were doing the jobs they got paid for.

By your definition, the ONLY heroes on earth are those who risk their lives to save someone when they aren't getting paid to do it.

I'm sorry, but I think the vast majority of Americans would strenuously disagree.

49 posted on 11/06/2009 12:29:17 PM PST by john in springfield (One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe such things.No ordinary man could be such a fool.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: The_Media_never_lie

Yeah “crazed” is going to be the term used by his muslim ACLU lawyer to get him off.


50 posted on 11/06/2009 12:30:29 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-68 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson