Aurora police praised for response to theater attack
Chief 'and his officers have done everything right, by the book, with great determination,' says President Obama
By Gary Strauss and Kevin Johnson
AURORA, Colo. — As this Denver suburb slowly emerges from the chaos and grief surrounding Friday's movie theater massacre that killed 12 and wounded 58, local police and other first responders are getting high praise for their fast response.
The suspect, James Holmes, had ample time to methodically plan his attack on a crowded movie theater and, authorities say, to rig his apartment with booby traps and explosives.
Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Recommended for you
Join the discussion
PoliceOne top 5
- DC cops' body cams won't be on while they monitor inauguration demonstrators
- Slain Fla. officer's cuffs used to arrest suspect
- Pa. cop sues Wal-Mart over termination for carrying gun on duty
- Details emerge in shooting of Ariz. trooper by driver he sought to help
- Video: Alleged Fla. cop killer refuses lawyer, shouts profanities in court