Many people enjoy making any police mistakes into big news...but the real big news is rarely every discussed. Like the Police Officers that risk it all to save others in the performance of their duties..this is such a case.
A Wisconsin police officer is in critical condition after he was shot nine times at close range during a deadly attack on a Sikh temple, with his fellow officers saying he waved off their attempts to help him so they could attend to other victims. Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy, a 21-year veteran and a finalist to be police chief two years ago, is being called a hero for his selfless actions during the rampage.
Police say gunman Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old Army veteran and former leader of a white supremacist heavy metal band, unloaded a 9 mm handgun at the temple Sunday. They have not determined a motive for attack, which killed seven including the gunman and injured three, including Murphy.
Murphy arrived with other officers within minutes on the scene of the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek.
The Associated Press reports Murphy saw a victim lying in the parking lot and was tending to him when Page approached. Page shot Murphy at "very close range" nine times, Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said.
"He clearly was in a blaze of gunfire," said Dr. Gary Seabrook, director of surgical services at Froedtert Hospital, where Murphy and two other survivors were treated.
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