A year ago, U.S. Park Police Officer Carl Hiott started is 12 hour shift like any other day. Little did he know that just a few hours in he would have to fatally shoot Aaron Alexis. He was in the area to look into a possible parking violation when the call came in that shots were fired at the nearby Navy Yard. All officers that had completed active-shooter training were told to respond to the scene. Hiott and a DC Police tactical officer would be the ones to fire the fatal shots that ended the man hunt. Alexis would die under a poster stating, “Don’t give up the ship.”
One hundred and seventeen officers from eight agencies responded to the scene that day. Without knowing one another before that fateful day, they organized into teams and started clearing Building 197. It was an incredibly complex mission, described as an “invisible fight” by DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier. Read the full store at the Washington Post. Today we remember those that perished that day, and we honor those that responded to the scene.
We are pleased to announce that we will be offering our Day on the INLETS: Threat Considerations in Today’s Climate one more time this year in the DC area. Details will be forthcoming, but for more information about the topics and instructors please visit our page here.