A horrific rampage in Oklahoma, involving a recent convert to Islam beheading one woman and stabbing another, was ended…
More on the show tomorrow, and on SITD on Monday.
UPDATE: While some media are calling the shooter/hero an “off duty cop” – which implies he was a policeman, with police training, who just happens to also work as a Chief Operating Officer of a food plant, which is enterprising indeed, and maybe even happens in small rural towns in the west – the police report indicates he was in fact a reserve deputy. Which in most departments means he helps with parades, and doesn’t have permission to carry weapons, or weapons training, any different than a regular citizen. The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office may be different – but I’m gonna guess they’re not.
Time will tell. But experience shows us that time will likely tell us that it was a law-abiding citizen with little special training, but a strong desire to keep himself and his co-workers alive.
Someone tell Michael Bloomberg. And Heather Martens.
UPDATE 2: While the fella was a recent convert to Islam, I’m gonna blame “crazy”, rather than “Moslem”, if that’s OK with y’all.
UPDATE 3: A check of the Oklahoma County, Oklahoma sheriff’s department website indicates that their reserve deputies do recieve “basic law enforcement training”, without going into detail. Does this mean they carry firearms, just like regular patrol deputies? I’ll find out.