What You Need To Know!
- The Nashville police officers who responded to the shooting at the Covenant School were praised by the media for their quick response and bravery.
- The officers, Rex Engelbert and Michael Collazo, were described as heroes for neutralizing the shooter who had already killed six people.
- The media coverage contrasted with recent negative stories about police officers, and some commentators hoped it would serve as a reminder of the important work they do.
Police officers in Nashville have been praised for their quick response and bravery during a shooting at a private Christian academy. The officers, Rex Engelbert and Michael Collazo, were shown on bodycam footage running towards the sound of gunfire and ultimately neutralizing the shooter who had already killed six people.
The media coverage of the incident has been overwhelmingly positive, with commentators describing the officers as heroes and expressing gratitude for their service.
The coverage contrasts with recent negative stories about police officers, and some commentators have expressed hope that it will serve as a reminder of the important work they do.
The incident at the Covenant School has prompted praise from a variety of media outlets, including Fox News, CBS News, and MSNBC. CBS News anchor Gayle King said she was “in awe” of the officers’ bravery, while MSNBC law enforcement analyst Carmen Best described their response as the “very opposite” of the response to a mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Former FBI agent James Gagliano called the Nashville police response a “textbook example” of how law enforcement is expected to move swiftly to interdict dangerous situations.
The positive coverage of the incident comes at a time when policing has been under scrutiny like never before. Violent crime rates have spiked in recent years, and some officers have left the profession in unprecedented numbers.
The Nashville shooting was a rare moment of positivity for police, and commentators hope it will serve as a reminder of the important work they do.
Fraternal Order of Police National Vice President Joe Gamaldi called the public support “very encouraging” and added a reminder to those who still support defunding the police that they are advocating to cut the very training, equipment, and heroic officers who saved countless lives.