Kansas Police Chief Called a Hero For Stopping Mass Shooter

Photo: Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle/AP

Photo: Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle/AP

A police chief in Kansas is being lauded as a "hero" for stopping a mass-shooter on Thursday. The suspect, identified as 38-year old Cedric Ford, killed 3 and injured 15 before Hesston Police Chief Doug Schroeder confronted and killed Ford.

Chief Schroeder was the first to arrive on scene at Excel Industries where Ford was engaged in his murderous shooting spree.

Without waiting for backup, Chief Schroeder entered the building and ended the assault.

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback praised the heroism of Chief Schroeder, stating, "He went right in and did a heroic duty and service."

Without the chief's "aggressive response," more people would have been at risk, said the governor.


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