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U.S. Park Officer Tells of His Response to 2013 Navy Yard Shooting

September 15, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Timeline of the 2013 Navy Yard Shooting

The mass killer at the Washington Navy Yard had just shot a police officer in both legs, and Dorian DeSantis and Carl Hiott saw their wounded counterpart being dragged out. The officers were heading toward the same spot, a confrontation imminent.

"We finally knew where he was," U.S. Park Police officer Carl Hiott told the Washington Post.

The two were among 117 officers from eight agencies who quickly formed into teams on Sept. 16, 2013, and went to find the shooter, Aaron Alexis, and arrest or kill him. They were thrown together again by fate, strangers made partners amid the chaos of a colleague falling to gunfire. Their training had taught them this might happen, and neither hesitated to entrust his life to the other.


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Greg @ 9/16/2014 6:10 AM

And the Capital response team were a the Navy Yard ready to go in the right weapons, training etc., and their commander was having breakfast and ordered them back to the Capital. How many additional people killed due to this guy's decision. Hmmm, sounds a lot like Benghazi and the CIA guys told to "stand down".

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