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Officer gets standing ovation at graduation for stopping school shooting

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posted on May, 21 2018 @ 05:38 PM
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Officer Mark Dallas received a standing ovation Sunday as he led Dixon High School students into their graduation ceremony. Matthew Milby, 19, 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.”

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.

Officer gets standing ovation at graduation for stopping school shooting

I say let's make sure this is celebrated and not let the naysayers try to diminish his action with whataboutisms. The truth is, he saved all of those students lives. Had he not responded immediately and engaged the shooter, and decided to hide, there would be another list of dead and injured children to be mourned.

Isn't saving children's lives really supposed to be what that school walkout march was about. Or, was it really just a political statement to punish law abiding citizens due to fear and ignorance?




posted on May, 21 2018 @ 10:11 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

As opposed to Broward County when the officer chose/was ordered to stand down. Only time i have ever heard of an officer not trying to engage the shooter beginning with Columbine.



posted on May, 21 2018 @ 11:29 PM
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Just as I suspected, this story gets NO coverage, or discussion here because it does not vilify guns.



posted on May, 21 2018 @ 11:40 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

This is the second, would be shooter being taken down in the past couple days.
Great news all around!



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 05:45 AM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

Well deserved praise.

The man saved lives, stopped a massacre from taking place, and has safeguarded the futures of nearly two hundred young people, as well as members of staff and anyone else the shooter might have attacked, if left unchecked.

But, it must be said that this is the duty of any officer of the law, when confronted by a threat to citizens lives.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 06:10 AM
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But, it must be said that this is the duty of any officer of the law, when confronted by a threat to citizens lives.


Not according to the United States Supreme Court.

www.insidesources.com...


The long and short of it is that the highest court in the land has said that police have no obligation to protect citizens beyond that which the police themselves decide, either individually or at the departmental level. And citizens have no recourse if police fail to act, either through incompetence or conscious decision.


Legally, the cops can watch you get beaten, mugged, killed, and don't have to intervene at all if they don't feel so inclined.

They ruled that you, as a citizen are personally responsible for your own protection.

To me, that kills the whole "call somebody with a gun to come protect you" argument anti-2nd amendment people try and make.

Not supposed to be the way it works, I know, but in this day and age, up is down and left is right.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 06:50 AM
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a reply to: Cancerwarrior

The duty of an officer of the law is not solely determined by the courts, nor judges, nor laws pertaining thereto. It is also determined by expectation of those whose consent permits the policing. An unwritten expectation, a duty unmentioned in regulations it may be, but to stand between the citizen and that which threatens the citizen, regardless of the letter of the law and rulings on the matter, is the duty of an officer of the law.

No one should be working in that field who feels otherwise.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 07:10 AM
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The duty of an officer of the law is not solely determined by the courts, nor judges, nor laws pertaining thereto. It is also determined by expectation of those whose consent permits the policing.


I'm afraid not. How you describe it is as it should be, but reality is far different.

The duty of a LEO is solely determined by the law. It's even in their name, Law ENFORCEMENT Officer.

They are not called "citizen protection services" because that's literally not in their job description.


In 1999, in the middle of a divorce, Jessica Lenahan-Gonzales of Castle Rock, Colorado, obtained a permanent restraining order against her husband, Simon, who had been stalking her. The order required him to remain at least 100 yards from her and her four children except during specified visitations. In violation of the order, her husband took his three daughters. Jessica called the police and even went to the station in person. Despite the court order, and despite knowing where the children were, the police did nothing. A day later, Simon showed up at the police station himself, engaged in shoot-out with the officers therein, and was killed. His three daughters were found dead in his vehicle outside the station. Lenahan-Gonzales attempted to sue the police department for its failure to enforce the restraining order that was in place, but the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 against her, with Antonin Scalia writing for the majority. The opinion held that enforcement of the restraining order was not mandatory under Colorado law. Even if it were, Scalia wrote, it would not create an individual right to enforcement. And even if it did, he continued, that entitlement would have no monetary value.


This man in the OP deserves some recognition and a pay raise. But he won't get that much from the pretty people on TV. Armed good guys stopping armed bad guys from committing murder does not fit in with their narrative.

Meanwhile, the four Florida officers who hid behind their cars while schoolkids were getting shot get to sit at the house and get paid.

Totally backwards world we live in.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 08:20 AM
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a reply to: Cancerwarrior

Lets look at this another way shall we?

There is no law saying that when an elderly or infirm person drops their groceries, you should try to help them pick them up. There is no law saying that one should look out for those weaker than oneself. There is no law saying that it is the responsibility of everyone in a town to look out for the safety of the towns young, or that it is everyone's job to be vigilant against activities which might threaten the safety of people in that town.

There are no laws saying any of these things, and yet, a person should help, should look out for those weaker than oneself, should look out for the safety of the children of others, should be vigilant against threats to their communities.

These things are not written law, but are a part of the natural law which we all live under, regardless of nation or status.



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