Vigil honors Sikh temple attack victims year later

Monday is the 1-year anniversary of the shooting rampage in which 6 were killed and 6 more were injured


Associated Press

OAK CREEK, Wisconsin — Sikhs will hold a candlelight vigil for the six people killed a year ago by a white supremacist at a temple in the U.S.

Monday is the one-year anniversary of the shooting rampage at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, in which five other worshippers and a police officer were injured. The gunman killed himself.

Temple members have been paying tribute to the victims all weekend. They say their aim is to practice "Chardi Kala," the Sikh principle of constant optimism even in the face of adversity.

The state's two U.S. senators and its governor have joined them in remembrance events.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press

Associated PressCopyright 2015 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Recommended Police Heroes

Join the discussion

Be the first
to comment
PoliceOne comments can only be accessed by verified law enforcement professionals.
Please sign in or register to view or write your own comments below.