12/10/2007

"Colorado church hero "security guard" was volunteer church member with carry permit"


(CNSNews.com) - Many people are expressing relief that a volunteer security guard used her own gun to stop a man on a shooting spree Sunday. "She probably saved over 100 lives," the Brady Boyd, the pastor of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, said on Monday. The female guard, a church member dressed in plain clothes, killed the gunman after he opened fire at a mega-church in Colorado Springs. Boyd said she "rushed toward the attacker and took him down in the hallway" as he entered the building. The shooting erupted around 1 p.m., at the end of a service, when 7,000 people were either inside the New Life Church or just leaving. "He was just walking and shooting," the Denver Post quoted one witness as saying. The gunman, still unidentified, shot at least five people, killing two teenage sisters, the pastor said. The girls were 16 and 18 years old. Their father, also shot, is listed in father condition. The gunman is believed to be the same young man who shot and killed two people earlier the same day at a missionary training center in suburban Denver. In that case, the gunman opened fire after he was refused permission to spend the night at the missionary center. The gunman was described as skinny, in his 20s, about 6 feet tall and dressed in black, police said. KUSA-TV reported that the gunman was wearing a "tactical helmet and body armor." The church's pastor said the New Life Church "prepared in advance" for a possible attack, after hearing about the shooting at the missionary training center. . . .
This woman was really just a private CCW holder who asked the minister to carry a concealed handgun at the services. Apparently, there were others who also were allowed to carry their concealed handguns also at the church.

I had posted on this yesterday, but I must thank Andrew Rothman for finally providing me a link to this.

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9 Comments:

Blogger BlogMaster said...

So she is a "lowly" CCW permit holder? Should be interesting to see what the media makes of her. Either way, she's my hero...ine!

John

12/10/2007 6:13 PM  
Blogger greg2536 said...

This is a very brave lady. I just hope she gets the support and care she will need in the weeks ahead.

12/10/2007 10:49 PM  
Anonymous Call Summit said...

This woman was a hero. Good going security!

5/05/2008 2:30 PM  
Blogger JackJ said...

Jeanne is indeed a hero. She was a part of an active volunteer security program. There are many like it in our churches. I have been the director of church security here in the Dayton area for the past 6 years. When I first put together a team, there was virtually no information available. About a month ago a friend and I stated to post items of interest to the church security community. We have listed a number of items such as recommended training, sample polices for the security team, medical team, incident reports, training videos on ASP batons, physical restraints, deadly force, low profile CCW and a presentation to the church management on why a team is needed. Please check it out.
www.churchsecuritymember.com.

5/24/2008 12:29 AM  
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11/28/2008 4:31 AM  
Blogger Jake Starr said...

Great job

10/12/2009 7:09 AM  
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Great job.
Unarmed security like unarmed police are nothing more than a crossing guard.

Legally armed citizens are 1st Defenders. All others are merely 1st Responders...a huge difference when life is at stake.

10/12/2009 7:13 AM  
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