Dayton officers who responded to mass shooting to be honored

December 10, 2019 GMT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The six police officers who responded to an Ohio mass shooting over the summer will be honored for their actions, according to the prosecutor who oversees Dayton where the attack happened.

Officers rushing to the scene of the Aug. 4 shooting in Dayton’s Oregon District neighborhood reached the suspect in half a minute and shot and killed him. A total of nine people died in the attack.

The officers will receive the Outstanding Peace Officer of the Year award from the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association, said Mat Heck, the Montgomery County prosecutor.


The officers will be honored on Thursday in Columbus.

“The brave, quick response of these six officers put an abrupt end to the gunman’s shooting, saving countless other lives in the process,” Heck said.