Skip to comments.The Hero in the Fort Hood Shooting
Posted on 11/06/2009 10:42:50 AM PST by Starman417
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
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.
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.
My first suggestion would be that “Wordsmith” change his/her handle.
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.
Yeah, but the source is NY Daily News. That's where that quote came from.
Not so sure the gunmen was "crazed". Could have been a perfectly sane traitor.
Glad the officer was there to put him down.
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.
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?
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.
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.
My thoughts exactly as I read these post. We have some very good female police officers in the U.S.
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.
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.
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!
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.
flycatcher seems to have a problem with a female being a hero.
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.
“Bush wouldve 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.
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