Skip to comments.Pictures of Today's Heroine, Jeanne Assam
Posted on 12/11/2007 5:05:15 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
Jeanne Assam, the security guard who gunned down a gunman as he terrorized worshippers after the Sunday service at New Life Church, talks about the shooting at the church in Colorado Springs, Colo., during a news conference on Monday, Dec. 10, 2007. Two women died from the shooting at the church, which was one of two church shootings in Colorado on Sunday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski
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Jeanne Assam, the security guard who shot and killed an attacker at the New Life church (R), shakes hands with New Life Senior Pastor Brady Boyd (L) in Colorado Springs, Colorado after a news conference December 10, 2007. A man dressed in black, wearing combat boots and holding an assault rifle and at least one handgun, opened fire in the parking lot of the vast church after Sunday services, killing one person on the spot and wounding others. A second person died later, police said. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
Great pics. Thank you. Not so surprisingly, neither the radically liberal Washington Post, nor the kneejerk leftist Baltimore Sun had front page stories about Ms Assam today. The Post, however, did see fit to do a story on the danger of catching colds. And they call themselves NEWSpapers?
AM, I strongly suspect that any number of male freepers are currently smitten. I notice she doesn’t appear to be wearing a ring.
She does Women Proud this day.
She is extremely attractive. A testament that women don’t necessarily have to chop off all their hair when they turn 30.
Contrast her immediate and unselfish heroism with the deputies who responded to Columbine and cowered behind their vehicles while children died.
She was were she was suppose to be.
The Second Amendment IS the Equal Rights amendment!
The Second Amendment IS Homeland Security!
Can't we get Ted Nugent to give her an award or something?
And a good shot, too!
She should edge out Joe Horn for cover of the “Hottest Shooters of 2007” Calendar.
Guilty. I mean I am; of what you said.....
Fasting brings clarity and purpose.
May the Lord Bless this Woman.
“AM, I strongly suspect that any number of male freepers are currently smitten. I notice she doesnt appear to be wearing a ring.”
Sorry, but us females get first crack at her. She’s young, pretty, THIN, probably can get any man she wants AND is a hero. I hate her. :-)
God bless this fearless soul. She makes all Americans proud!
Assam grew up in Sioux Falls, N.D. ,has a degree in criminal justice from Hamline University, worked with the Minneapolis Police for several years, and is 42 years of age.
She is single with no kids.
She is single, by the way.
Does everyone notice that the press refers to her as a “security guard” when in reality she was a private citizen pulling church security?
Yes, she was a cop at one time but the press wants to portray her as a “security guard” thus implying that we “private citizens” should not attempt this.
It was. Unless you are extremely well trained, like combat aircraft pilots, tunnel visions is nigh on unavoidable during high stress events. Good shooting.
Ditto Virginia Tech, where they cowered behind trees until the last ammo had been fired. This testimony should be send to the SCOTUS to help them with their current deliberations over the 2nd Amend. Concealed Carry should be the law of the land, with "gun free zones" restricted only to government buildings.
Her marital status is only of passing interest to me (I’ll be married 19 years in May), but I’m certain other Freepers will thank you for this data. =]
PC infects every human activity these days...especially the MSM
This is worthy of repeating...
Assam/Horn 2008. Now there's a "first woman president" I can get behind.
I once groused to a cop about this very thing. He was mortally offended with me for not seeing that the IMPORTANT thing was that all the police officers got home safely that day. We never did come to an agreement about it.
I mean, I personally believe that when a person puts on that badge, they also accept the risk attached to serving and protecting. Call me old-fashioned...
Between this story and the Tebow (non-)abortion story, it is quite a day for servants of the Lord, despite the MSM’s attempts to squelch both stories.
I believe Sioux Falls is in South Dakota.
This reminds me of the story of David versus Goliath to me.
let’s see what the spotlight does to her life ... there are a lot of weasels out there who want to make $$$ off of her or will start to harrass her... i hope she’s strong
In my nearly 50 years of observation, I've come to the conclusion that the hair is like a fishing lure and it stays only long enough for them to lock in the mate the intend to stay with.
The moment ladies are comfortable with their choice and convinced that the game has been won, the hair is the first thing to go.
So, it's not necessarily got anything to do with hitting the age of 30 so much as having the fish in the net.
It just crossed my mind that maybe because of any reasons because of the fact she was single she had more courage to walk into the face of death?
Would a married man with young children and a loving wife been able or willing to risk his own life by challenging a person with superior firepower?
She may be the lucky woman that feels that being alone in life is not a social disease, man I wish I could share a drink or two with her!
Yes, you've encapsulated the truth of that attitude right there in your post. If she's capable of being alone and being okay with that, that makes her all the more interesting (and potentially desirable).
The next time some liberal talking head starts in on conservatives not being able to deal with a “strong woman” refer them to this thread.
Unfortunately the South Dakotans get to claim her.
I've read a number of threads on this subject in the past couple days, and have yet to see anyone remark on this. The pastor needs a body guard? Not in any church I've ever attended or visited.
Now, I realize this is one of those 'mega' churches we hear about. But what makes them any different? Why would this pastor feel compelled to have protection?
Can you imagine how many sermons next week will PLEAD LOUDLY, that parishoneers NOT carry guns into church?
I sense she has had a hard life, or at the very least she is going through a period of examining her life, as she said she was fasting and asking God what she should do with her life. She seems great, I kind of hope the spotlight leaves her and that she finds true happiness in her spiritual search.
They got home safe. The children did not. I guess that isn't important.
I would be greatly interested to hear some of the internet “chatter” Islam is saying about this turn of events.
A Volunteer Security Guard, kind of like the first Patriots of America.
“Would a married man with young children and a loving wife been able or willing to risk his own life by challenging a person with superior firepower?”
Men and women are doing this everyday and night somewhere to give us our freedoms. For this we should be thankful.
This is one of those instances that God used for good:
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.