In the midst of the horrific mass shooting in Hesston, Kansas last night, we are now learning of one cop’s heroic action that saved many lives.
From Western Journalism:
The small town of Hesston, Kansas, was reeling Friday in the wake of a Thursday evening shooting spree that left three people dead and 14 wounded before a “hero” police officer ended the carnage by going in alone and killing the shooter.
Gunman Cedric Ford began firing at the passersby from his car at about 5 p.m. local time, not long after being served with what police called a “protection from abuse order.” He then drove to Excel Industries, which makes lawn care equipment, where Ford worked. He then began walking through the plant, firing in what appeared to be an indiscriminate fashion.
At about 5:06 police responded to the plant, said Harvey County Sherriff T. Walton. The first officer to arrive on the scene was alone. He single-handedly took down the shooter, Walton said.
“Even though he took fire, he went inside of that place and saved multiple, multiple lives,” Walton said, estimating 150 people were in the plant at the time. “(He’s) a hero, as far as I’m concerned.”
Walton did not identify the officer Thursday, but said he would do so Friday.
“Everybody says it can’t happen here,” Walton said. Hesston is a town of 3,700 people about 35 miles from Wichita. “And here we are. It happened here.”
This officer is a true hero and his actions saved many lives! Please pray for the victims in Kansas and share your thoughts below!