Skip to comments.Kimberly Munley ended Fort Hood rampage using Virginia Tech lessons
Posted on 11/06/2009 3:26:00 PM PST by Saije
Lessons learned from the horrific Virginia Tech shootings in 2007 are credited with averting an even bigger massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, Thursday afternoon when police officer Kimberly Munley confronted the gunman without waiting for backup and took him down with four shots.
Reviews in the aftermath of the shootings at Virginia Tech, where 32 died, found that first responders' decision to be careful and wait for backup probably cost lives as that gunman moved unchecked from classroom to classroom as law enforcement massed outside.
Those findings had found their way to Fort Hood's Special Reaction Team, which had practiced an entirely new protocol for at least a year before Thursday afternoon's rampage here, in which 13 were killed and at least 28 wounded.
"The lesson from Virginia Tech was, don't wait for backup but move to the target and eliminate the shooter," says Chuck Medley, chief of Fort Hood's emergency services. "It requires courage and it requires skill."
The task on Thursday fell to the petite Ms. Munley, a civilian police officer employed by the Army at Fort Hood. Munley had taken part in intensive active-shooter training during the past year.
One of the first responders, she exited her car and entered the building as shots rang out. She rounded a corner, identified the shooter, and fired four times. He returned fire and hit her at least twice in the legs and once in the arm. She underwent surgery Friday but is said to be in good condition. It's unclear how many other responders were present and firing, but Munley's shots are believed to be the ones that stopped the alleged gunman, Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan.
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She went to VT?
or did the terrorist go to VT?
I cannot imagine . . .
God bless her.
<One of the first responders, she exited her car and entered the building as shots rang out. She rounded a corner, identified the shooter, and fired four times.
My kind of woman! I hope she recovers quickly.
They were using the techniques that most police departments across the country employ for an active shooter. It was a lesson learned the hard way. Don’t wait for anyone else to arrive. Go in, engage and terminate the threat.
Must be shocking for the Muslims when the "property" acts that way.
I’m glad someone in the MSM had the courage to write what needed to be written. The way some of these first responders wait until they have overwhelming force, may be prudent for their own survival, but not always prudent for the survival of the people trapped inside with the madmen.
Somebody please keep this post in mind and tell me where this Nidal Malik Hasan is buried. Next year, I’ll take my vacation there and pour pig blood all over his grave, and I’m not kidding about this. I’ll do my best to send the SOB Muslim straight to HELL!
The terrorist went to Va. Tech. She was trained in the lessons learned at Tech and used them to confront the killer.
That’s old school. I don’t know of anyone using the wait for the cavalry anymore. Whoever gets there first goes in.
I’m willing to go also, but I’ll be standing over his grave holding a particular part of my body as it discharges vast quantities of beer.
Like on Flight 97, where the Terrorists expected the passengers to meekly accept the hijacking and await rescue, they were unprepared for sudden and forceful counterattack.
We are learning that the enemy does not act like us. We must be aggressive and take the enemy down.
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 Doesnt take shit off any two bit, mealy mouthed, American hating muslim.
A Woman, An American Woman, bested your guy.
OK, that makes sense. I hope the terrorist dies in much pain.
The task on Thursday fell to the petite Ms. Munley, a civilian police officer employed by the Army at Fort Hood. Munley had taken part in intensive active-shooter training during the past year.1Way to go!
Which is exactly why another high jacking will never occur again. There are a lot more of us on a plane then there are of them. We may all die, but in the end they lose.You go that right.
When does a perp stop being 'alleged' gunman? We may need to put 'alleged motive' as it needs some probes, but aren't we 100% sure whether he was the gunman?