Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Portrait of Hero Jeanne Assam Who Gunned Down Mathew Murray In Order to Save Lives



Portrait of a hero, Jeanne Assam, is appropriate. She saved numerous lives in Colorado Springs. "I saw [the gunman] coming through the doors," Assam told reporters. "I took him down." Jeanne Assam is an ex police officer from Minnesota who volunteers as security at the Church. Assam, 42, said her faith allowed her to remain steady under pressure. "It seemed like it was me, the gunman and God," she said.

Murray on the other hand is a nut. On line he wrote: "You Christians brought this on yourselves... All I want to do is kill and injure as many of you as I can especially Christians who are to blame for most of the problems in the world."

Earlier Monday, a law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity said it appeared Murray "hated Christians."

Revenge was one apparent motive. Murray had been kicked out of the training center for missionaries where the first shootings occurred. He authored hate mail to the Youth With a Mission center in Arvada after being removed from the program. Program directors had felt that issues with Murray's health made it inappropriate for him to finish training. The gunman's father, Ronald S. Murray, is chief executive of the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center in Englewood.

Update 12-11: Not to take any shine off the sparkle of this hero, but Jeanne Assam credited with bravery for shooting a gunman at a Colorado church was apparently fired from her job as a Minneapolis police officer in the 1990s for lying. It also turns out that although Assam hit Murray with several shots, he ultimately killed himself. Just goes to show no one is perfect.

13 comments:

blond bombshell said...

You go girl!

Shell

hinter said...

Why did this so called "hero" leave the police force in the 90's?

Dig a little Legal Pub


Hinter

brenda said...

My new hero!


Brenda

Anonymous said...

Assam, who now works for a ministry, declined to provide details of her prior work in law enforcement, saying only that she had pulled her gun several times in the course of her job but never had to fire at anyone.

Legal Pub said...

Update 12-11: Not to take any shine off the sparkle of this hero, but Jeanne Assam credited with bravery for shooting a gunman at a Colorado church was apparently fired from her job as a Minneapolis police officer in the 1990s for lying. Just goes to show no one is perfect.

Legal Pub said...

It also turns out that although Assam hit Murray with several shots, he ultimately killed himself.

Ms. Calabaza said...

AP says she yelled at a school bus driver and then denied it (as such lying about it). I say small potatoes. She is a heroine.

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Anonymous said...

It is not the end of the world. Just shows no one is perfect.

She is a hero. She saved lives. We need to train guards to monitor and be prepared to take these idiots out.


P.M.

Anonymous said...

God steadied Jeanne's hand and she slayed the philistine.



Rommie

J.J. said...

True Rommie, our Lord is alive and well!\


J.J.

Anonymous said...

assam...assam...somehow that name has an Arabic ring to it...but she looks more-or-less white...

what is her background? maybe married to a black or muslim in the past?

pete said...

Assam is a pistol packing momma!

Pete