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Officer Who Shot Suspect Is Firearms Expert
NY Times ^ | 11/6/2009 | James C. McKinley, Jr.

Posted on 11/06/2009 1:08:01 PM PST by Saije

The police officer who brought down a gunman after he went on a shooting rampage at the Fort Hood Army base was on the way to have her car repaired when she heard a report over a police radio that someone was shooting people in a center where soldiers are processed before they are deployed abroad, authorities said on Friday.

As she pulled up to the center, the officer, Kimberly Munley, spotted the gunman, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, brandishing a pistol and chasing a wounded soldier outside the building, said Chuck Medley, the director of emergency services at the base.

Sergeant Munley bolted from her car and shot at Major Hasan. He turned toward her and began to fire. She ran toward him, continuing to fire, and both she and the gunmen went down with several bullet wounds, Mr. Medley said.***

Sergeant Munley, who is 34, is an expert in firearms and a member of the SWAT team for the civilian police department on the base, officials said.

She received two wounds in each thigh and one to her right wrist. The base’s fire chief applied torniquets to stop her bleeding, and she was taken to a hospital...where she was reported in stable condition on Tuesday

Sergeant Munley joined the police force on the sprawling base in January 2008 after a career in the Army. Mr. Medley described her as highly trained, and said she had received specific training in a tactic called active shooter protocol, which was intended for the kind of situation she encountered on Thursday.

She lives with her husband, who is a soldier, in a tidy community of ranch homes on the south side of Killeen. Her neighbors described her as quiet and friendly. Her husband...is currently assigned to Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


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KEYWORDS: banglist; forthood; ftwood; hasan; islam; killings; leo; munley; nidalmalikhasan
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Here's hoping she's up and about really soon.
1 posted on 11/06/2009 1:08:02 PM PST by Saije
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To: Saije

I trust her husband has his travel chit OK’d to leave Fort Bragg and get to Hood.


2 posted on 11/06/2009 1:09:57 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Saije

Hope the wounds are superficial. That’s not a good place to be shot.


3 posted on 11/06/2009 1:12:00 PM PST by RobbyS (he)
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To: Saije

Wrist? hope its a flesh wound.
Wonder where the JO was headed. Thanks Officer for stopping him.
God speed your recovery.


4 posted on 11/06/2009 1:12:23 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: Saije

Here’s hoping he gets emergency leave and is flown to her side ASAP...

Barry is not using Air Force One...


5 posted on 11/06/2009 1:12:26 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Saije

Very brave lady. A true hero (heroin?) and patriot. How long before the Left begins trying to dig up dirt on her?


6 posted on 11/06/2009 1:12:47 PM PST by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: Saije

I do too. My level of respect for the on-post police just went way up because of her.


7 posted on 11/06/2009 1:13:00 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: LibWhacker

LOL herionE, not heroin.

sorry ...


8 posted on 11/06/2009 1:14:04 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: LibWhacker

and I can’t speell iether ;-)

one more try

heroine

there. better.


9 posted on 11/06/2009 1:14:44 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Saije

So she was off duty? Hadn’t heard that.


10 posted on 11/06/2009 1:14:54 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Saije

Dang!

Brass balls from a woman.


11 posted on 11/06/2009 1:15:07 PM PST by envisio
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To: Saije
This story keeps changing! Arrrgh! If true, then my highest respect goes out for this hero. But after being in the military and hearing how politically correct our reporting has become (compared to what I really witnessed in Iraq), this story smells of Jessica-Lynch-style reporting.

By the way, I wonder what they mean about being a firearms expert. Does that mean her qualification score? If that's the case, I'm an expert because I qualified at 38 of 40 targets and am eligible to wear my "expert" marksmanship badge. But, I'm not an expert in the way the media is portraying it.

12 posted on 11/06/2009 1:15:14 PM PST by Engineer_Soldier (It's time to boot Islam out of our military and out of America. The scourge of the world is Islam.)
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To: Saije

bookmark


13 posted on 11/06/2009 1:15:51 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Saije
Truly a well trained gutsy officer.

She deserves a huge bonus.

14 posted on 11/06/2009 1:16:13 PM PST by KDD (When the government boot is on your neck, it matters not whether it is the right boot or the left.)
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To: Saije
She was off duty but ran right at this guy. She really is a hero. Hope that wrist joint wasn't done damage.
15 posted on 11/06/2009 1:16:29 PM PST by colorado tanker (What's it all about, Barrrrry? Is it just for the power, you live?)
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To: Blueflag

Okay, thank you. I thought ‘heroin’ looked wrong!


16 posted on 11/06/2009 1:17:18 PM PST by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: Marty62

the rounds from his weapon are designed to pierce with not-so-much knockdown power. Probably with straight through, making a clean hole.
If so, thats a good, less tissue damage that way.


17 posted on 11/06/2009 1:17:37 PM PST by envisio
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To: Ramius

So much for the argument that Off Duty policemen shouldn’t carry. People were giving the Special Policeman that took out the Knife Weilding Lunatic at a Boston Medical Building last week a hard time for having his gun on him.


18 posted on 11/06/2009 1:17:41 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Saije
>He turned toward her and began to fire. She ran toward him, continuing to fire,

You can’T get braver than that- keep closing the distance until the job is done.

19 posted on 11/06/2009 1:18:02 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper ("horrific outburst of violence" = USofKKK made him do it!)
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To: envisio

She’s a Texas woman!!!


20 posted on 11/06/2009 1:19:06 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: envisio
Thank you M'am. You Go Girl!
21 posted on 11/06/2009 1:19:31 PM PST by 4Liberty (Pimp my mortgage)
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To: LibWhacker

“Very brave lady. A true hero (heroin?) and patriot”

Ditto that. Good job young lady. Best wishes for fast recovery.


22 posted on 11/06/2009 1:19:33 PM PST by corvus
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To: Engineer_Soldier

From the story and statements of his superiors, she is apparently well trained in tactical weapons combat. That’s why she was rushing towards him and able to hit him in the head while under fire.


23 posted on 11/06/2009 1:20:38 PM PST by mikeus_maximus
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To: Saije

Typical white person bitterly clinging to her guns profiling a presumed innocent Muslim, right Barry?


24 posted on 11/06/2009 1:20:54 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: Saije

Brave lady.


25 posted on 11/06/2009 1:21:48 PM PST by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: mikeus_maximus

The first stories talk about her being with her partner when they arrived, now she’s arrived while off duty.....the story keeps getting larger and more heroic. I hope it is all true; she deserves a congressional medal if true. But, it just stinks of political correctness which is killing the leadership skills in our Army right now.


26 posted on 11/06/2009 1:22:32 PM PST by Engineer_Soldier (It's time to boot Islam out of our military and out of America. The scourge of the world is Islam.)
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To: Saije
She ran toward him, continuing to fire

This is what this country needs. We need it among our police and our military. We need it in our conservative politicians. We need this in ourselves as we engage this corrupt culture and leftwing agendas in our communities and institutions. Run toward them. Continue to fire!

27 posted on 11/06/2009 1:22:57 PM PST by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: Engineer_Soldier
this story smells of Jessica-Lynch-style reporting.

Well, *somebody* put the guy in a coma.

28 posted on 11/06/2009 1:23:19 PM PST by Sloth (For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of the International Olympic Committee.)
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To: Saije
God works in strange ways. This terrorist coward was brought down by an American woman- a fire arms expert - who was at the right place at the right time.
29 posted on 11/06/2009 1:26:44 PM PST by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: Sloth

Maybe her, maybe one of the dozen other officers and MPs that arrived around the exact same time. Believe me, on base, when the MPs and Dept. of Army Police finally get some action, they go all out with lights and siren (almost like the fire departments and ambulance services in most towns) and the whole shebang. I’m sure, being where that center is on Fort Hood, there were a dozen MPs and D of A cops on scene in seconds of the call finally getting through.


30 posted on 11/06/2009 1:27:23 PM PST by Engineer_Soldier (It's time to boot Islam out of our military and out of America. The scourge of the world is Islam.)
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To: Saije

What a brave officer. May God take care of her.


31 posted on 11/06/2009 1:31:42 PM PST by Iron Munro (Really up-to-date liberals do not care what people do, as long as it is compulsory - George Will)
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To: Saije

Hero


32 posted on 11/06/2009 1:32:04 PM PST by mowowie
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To: Saije
Here's hoping she's up and about really soon.

I feel a tingling up my leg - always had a soft spot for a gal that can handle a 9mm ...

33 posted on 11/06/2009 1:34:32 PM PST by Lmo56
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To: Engineer_Soldier

Article did say that she was a member of the SWAT team. Considering that while running and while being fired up, she still hit and brought down the target .... I’d say that would qualify her as a not only an expert but an expert under pressure.

I’ve see a lot of experts fall to pieces with just their instructor yelling at them on the range.


34 posted on 11/06/2009 1:36:58 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Marty62

Wrist wounds that need tourniquets often need lots of reconstructive surgery. Prayers for her recovery.


35 posted on 11/06/2009 1:37:56 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Marty62

Wrist wounds that need tourniquets often need lots of reconstructive surgery. Prayers for her recovery.


36 posted on 11/06/2009 1:38:01 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: LibWhacker

“How long before the Left begins trying to dig up dirt on her?”

The NYT article indicates that she is ONLY a high school graduate and did NOT attend H-a-r-v-a-r-d to how much more dirt does one need?


37 posted on 11/06/2009 1:38:01 PM PST by Happyinmygarden (Yes, actually, I have pretty much seen and heard it all before...)
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To: Marty62
Wrist? hope its a flesh wound.

Not much flesh in the wrist. And lots of little bones.

38 posted on 11/06/2009 1:38:58 PM PST by PAR35
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"By the way, I wonder what they mean about being a firearms expert. Does that mean her qualification score? If that's the case, I'm an expert because I qualified at 38 of 40 targets and am eligible to wear my "expert" marksmanship badge. But, I'm not an expert in the way the media is portraying it."

Sergeant Munley joined the police force on the sprawling base in January 2008 after a career in the Army.

She had received specific training in a tactic called active shooter protocol, which was intended for the kind of situation she encountered on Thursday.

You did target shooting.. She brought a terrorist down. Is that good enough??

39 posted on 11/06/2009 1:41:21 PM PST by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: taxcontrol

That’s what I hope is not the case.
She apparently is a valuble member of the LEO.


40 posted on 11/06/2009 1:41:53 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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"She’s a Texas woman!!!"

Actually, she's from North Carolina, but we're pretty tough too.

41 posted on 11/06/2009 1:42:34 PM PST by carolinablonde ("The Constitution protects all of us, not just those on the left." - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: Happyinmygarden
The NYT article indicates that she is ONLY a high school graduate and did NOT attend H-a-r-v-a-r-d to how much more dirt does one need?

So, she's smarter than a Harvard Graduate, then.

42 posted on 11/06/2009 1:42:37 PM PST by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: Saije

“Here’s hoping she’s up and about really soon.”

I read in another article that she was on the phone reassuring other officers she was OK and trying to find out how many were hurt or killed shortly after she got out of surgery. Tough lady.

In the same article her mother was quoted as saying she was shot three times, once in the wrist and once in each leg. I think the “two wounds” in each leg were entrance and exit wounds. The surgery was for a damaged artery, I’m guessing femoral which would explain the tourniquet.

Thank goodness she got him before he killed many more.


43 posted on 11/06/2009 1:51:10 PM PST by PreciousLiberty
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To: PAR35
I recently had my left wrist reconstructed.
Much metal and screws in there now.
Not fun at all.
The finger numbness, which i was praying wasn't permanent is finally going away.
Thank god.
Prayers to this hero.
44 posted on 11/06/2009 1:51:28 PM PST by mowowie
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To: Saije
Her neighbors described her as quiet and friendly.


In other words, the NYSlimes snooped around?
45 posted on 11/06/2009 1:53:50 PM PST by Since 2009-07-21
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To: Saije

Holy smoke. This one wasn’t Hollywood, this one was toe to toe, shoot until somebody goes down. My unreserved admiration for the victor. God bless her and protect her.


46 posted on 11/06/2009 1:53:56 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: LADY J

47 posted on 11/06/2009 1:55:59 PM PST by 4Liberty (Pimp my mortgage)
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To: Sir Gawain

Is she white? Has anyone seen her picture? Who cares anyway? God bless her for saving so many lives!


48 posted on 11/06/2009 1:58:14 PM PST by missanne (That's all I can stands and I can't stands no more?? This is one of those days!)
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To: missanne

see above, #47.


49 posted on 11/06/2009 2:06:53 PM PST by 4Liberty (Pimp my mortgage)
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To: mowowie

Been there, done that. And less than complete success. Hope your end result is better.


50 posted on 11/06/2009 2:19:59 PM PST by PAR35
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