Holocaust Museum Issues Statement on Shootings

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum issued the following statement on today's shootings:

"Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns died heroically in the line of duty today. There are no words to express our grief and shock over these events. He served on the Museum's security staff for six years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Johns' family.
We have made the decision to close the Museum tomorrow in honor of Officer Johns, and our flags will be flown at half mast in his memory."

June 10, 2009; 5:19 PM ET  | Category:  metro
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I'm glad the Holocaust Museum is honoring Officer Johns. There seems to be lots of attention paid to the shooter and the fringe Holocaust denier movement. This is appropriate, but I find it a bit disheartening there is not more attention being paid to the security guard who lost his life today protecting others. Perhaps I am being impatient. I anticipate more tributes to Officer Johns.

Posted by: cmiller54 | June 10, 2009 9:31 PM

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