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Unnamed Texas Officer Who Stopped Garland Terror Attack Nominated as "Texan of the Year"

January 04, 2016  | 

If this month’s deadly terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., has special resonance in North Texas, it’s because on a sleepy Sunday in May, it could have been us.

Like San Bernardino’s husband-wife team, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi had desire and tools, if not specific instructions. Inspired by the Islamic State, they drove from Arizona to crash Pamela Geller’s Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland.

Outfitted in body armor and armed with assault-style rifles and explosives, they charged the Curtis Culwell Center until shots from a Garland police officer’s Glock handgun put them down. SWAT officers, hearing the gunfire, rushed up to finish the job. That anonymous officer’s heroism and accuracy qualify him as a finalist for 2015 Dallas Morning News Texan of the Year.



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Capt. Aaronson @ 1/4/2016 7:12 PM

Jihad is here. If not for the officer's courage and skill, we might have seen a jihad massacre as we have in so many places around the world.

It's worth noting that Obama didn't say anything in praise of the officer or in condemnation of the jihadists. I guess to be praised by Obama you have to build a fake bomb and create a bomb scare, or be a Leftist dirtbag.

Disclaimer: A close friend of mine was at the center when the Muslims attacked.

S.S. @ 1/7/2016 7:48 AM

Nice job Officer. You'e an inspiration to all Law Enforcement. Again GRET WORK!

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