Skip to comments.Officer Who Shot Suspect Is Firearms Expert
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 bases 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.
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I trust her husband has his travel chit OK’d to leave Fort Bragg and get to Hood.
Hope the wounds are superficial. That’s not a good place to be shot.
Wrist? hope its a flesh wound.
Wonder where the JO was headed. Thanks Officer for stopping him.
God speed your recovery.
Here’s hoping he gets emergency leave and is flown to her side ASAP...
Barry is not using Air Force One...
Very brave lady. A true hero (heroin?) and patriot. How long before the Left begins trying to dig up dirt on her?
I do too. My level of respect for the on-post police just went way up because of her.
LOL herionE, not heroin.
and I can’t speell iether ;-)
one more try
So she was off duty? Hadn’t heard that.
Brass balls from a woman.
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.
She deserves a huge bonus.
Okay, thank you. I thought ‘heroin’ looked wrong!
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.
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.
You can’T get braver than that- keep closing the distance until the job is done.
She’s a Texas woman!!!
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