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Video: Texas Officer Who Stopped Garland Terror Attack was Outgunned, But Prevailed

May 05, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Texas Officer Who Stopped Garland Terror Attack was Outgunned, But Prevailed

On one side, you had two men in body armor, toting assault rifles and showing every willingness to open fire now and count their victims later. On the other, you had a police officer working security with a .45 caliber pistol.

The officer won.

Authorities have not released the name of the overmatched Garland, Texas, police officer who stopped a pair of gunmen Sunday night outside that city's Curtis Culwell Center, where people had gathered at an event featuring controversial cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed. But they have described what he did, actions that could be characterized as equal parts skillful, heroic and miraculous, CNN reports.

Experts say the officer's name is being withheld to prevent him from becoming a target of radical Islamists.

Comments (8)

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Retired Chief @ 5/5/2015 2:12 PM

If ISIS was involved I hope for the officer's safety he is not identified. However I do hope some details are released as to how a single officer with a Glock 45 dumped two armor wearing thugs with AK's. Head shots? Distance? Details would be nice from a tactical point of viw

Sam Johnson @ 5/5/2015 3:24 PM

What happens when courage and skill meet Islamic Jihadist. The officers courage and competence under stress prevented a massacre. The two Muslims' intent was to enter the bldg and massacre as many people as possible, including the women and the handful of cute kids in attendance. The officer prevented a massacre and more than incidentally struck a historical blow in defense of free speech. And yes, perhaps the almighty steadied his hand and sharpened his eye, to help him use a PISTOL to defeat murderers armed with rifles!

Jon Retired LEO @ 5/5/2015 6:51 PM

Congrats to you officer. You had presence of clear thinking and good sight alignment and trigger control. Plus you had the proven .45 caliber pistol which was the choice of many LEOS for a long time. May God be with you always.

Morning Eagle @ 5/5/2015 6:55 PM

Agree 100% U.M. comment on the video page! This was an excellent job by the police officer and I don't blame his department for not identifying him. It seems quite obvious he must have stayed calm and shot precisely rather than just spraying and praying. The .45 cal will put'em down permanent when they are hit in the right place.

Patrolman DeLow Williams @ 5/5/2015 7:52 PM

Dont go to Texas looking for a gun fight. This off duty officer should be commended by the top cop of the country. Oh I forgot. The AG only visits families of slain thugs.

DEADMAN @ 5/7/2015 3:51 AM

Sometimes,it only take one of us to stop the bad guys.
Really proud of the G.P.D. Officer,who stood fast and did the job,really great effort.
Stay Safe Blue !

Ima Leprechaun @ 5/8/2015 6:41 AM

The original report was the Security Guard was unarmed and the Officer was off duty. Either way I am glad the Officer was there.

Longarm @ 5/8/2015 7:44 PM

He may have been outgunned, but clearly he was not outmatched. Awesome work by the officer in this case. Scratch two jihadist scum from the face of the earth. Jihadists will only get more of the same in the United States of America, and in Canada if certain of us are in the right place at the right time.

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