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Video: Illinois SRO Who Stopped School Shooting Honored at Graduation

May 21, 2018  | 

VIDEO: Illinois SRO Who Stopped School Shooting Honored at Graduation

A school resource officer was honored at an Illinois high school graduation for his heroic actions after he stopped a school shooter from taking any lives last week.

Officer Mark Dallas received a standing ovation Sunday as he led Dixon High School students into their graduation ceremony. A 19-year-old former student brought a gun into the school and shot at a coach during graduation practice, but Dallas was able to take the shooter down as students ran for their lives, police said.

"Today would not have turned out the same without you being here, so from the class of 2018, we love you,” senior class vice president Emma Krull said from the stage. “You, Mark Dallas, are our hero, and we are all Dixon strong.”

A graduating senior at Dixon High School honors SRO Mark Dallas. (Photo: Fox News Screen Shot)
A graduating senior at Dixon High School honors SRO Mark Dallas. (Photo: Fox News Screen Shot)

Because of Dallas’ actions, 182 seniors were able to walk across the stage and receive their high school diplomas – each shaking their hero’s hand, and one, Dallas’ son, Josh, giving him a hug, Fox News reports.


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Grey Bear @ 5/22/2018 1:40 PM

Congratulations Officer Dallas! You stepped up and did a part of the job that we all know (in my case 'knew') we may be called upon to do, but were not looking forward to it with enthusiasm. By doing so you have honored yourself, your Department, your school and the profession, well done sir.

Jopn Retired LEO @ 6/1/2018 2:04 PM

A big hearty congratulations to you Officer Dallas. We are all super proud of you and even though you did not receive much recognition in the MSM (Imagine That!) the rest of your fellow Officers active and retired know what you did. I think the school also knows how lucky they all are!

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