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Reporter to Garland Police: Please Brag About Your Officer More

Garland, TX Police Public Information Officer Joe Harn was asked if he could brag about his officer’s actions in stopping a shooting at the Mohammed Art Exhibit and Contest in a press conference on Monday.

After Harn stated that the two shooters “had assault rifles, came around the back of the car, and started shooting at the police car. The police officer in that car began returning fire and struck both men taking them down,” and that he was told the shooters were wearing some kind of “body protection,” one of the reporters asked “could you brag a bit more about your officer here? I think the scenario is, two guys with assault rifles, who may be wearing protective gear up against one officer with a service pistol. Fair to say he did a hell of job last night.”

Harn responded, “he did what he was trained to do. And under the fire that he was put under, he did a very good job. And probably saved lives.”

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