Church shooting: The heroism of Jeanne Assam
On December 9, 2007 a 24-year-old gunman named Matthew Murray launched a brutal assault on the parishioners of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs (Colo.) that left two innocent victims dead. Because of the quick actions of a former police officer from Minnesota named Jeanne Assam, that number could easily have been much, much higher. Assam explains in a new video segment produced by the PoliceOne Video Team for the PoliceOne Academy that she very nearly decided to not go to church that day. However, on the morning of the shooting, she saw a headline on her computer indicating that two young people were murdered at a training center for Christian missionaries some 70 miles away in the Denver suburb of Arvada. The headline shook her.
The comments below are member-generated and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of PoliceOne or its staff.
Off Duty Articles
Retired cop's firearms directory aims to match instructors and students
FirearmsU.com, a new website built by a retired officer, is helping instructors fill their classes and helping students find exactly what they’re looking for in a firearms trainer
8 keys to a happy police marriage
Working on your marriage may not be easy at times, but the more you work on it, the more you get used to doing it, the more you enjoy it, and the more you see results in your life and your marriage
Life lessons from the “old guy” at the police department
In PoliceOne "First Person" essays, PoliceOne Members candidly share their own unique personal insights on issues confronting cops today, as well as opinions, observations, and advice on living life behind the thin blue line
Video: NM suspect attacks cop in battle for rifle
Cell phone video captured a violent struggle as an off-duty officer fought a man attempting to grab his patrol rifle
Kids facing adversity get relief on LEO-sponsored hunting trips
Law enforcement officers often do great, kind, positive, and life-affirming things for people that nobody ever hears about — Pat Novesky’s annual Dream Hunt is one such effort